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East African Muslims After 9/11

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-1693

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Seesemann, Rüdiger:
East African Muslims After 9/11.
Bayreuth , 2005 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers ; 3 )

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Much has been said about 9/11, but little research has been done on the impact the events had on Africa. This paper explores how Muslims in East Africa view the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Particular attention will be given to the case of Kenya. What were the effects and consequences of 9/11 for Muslim communities there? How do they perceive the "war on terrorism", how did the changing configuration of geopolitics in the aftermath of 9/11 affect their lives and attitudes? What are the future prospects of Christian- Muslim understanding in East Africa? The paper argues that the initial sentiment of sympathy with the victims has been replaced by the rise of anti-American attitudes among the East African Muslim population. Although this tendency will probably continue as long as policy makers think of anti-Americanism in terms of an "image problem", the impact of 9/11 on East Africa will in the long run not depend on global issues, but on the course of political and religious developments on the national and local levels.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Globalisierung; Islamwissenschaft; Afrikaforschung; Afrika-Studien; Internationaler Terrorismus; Lokales Handeln; Islam in Afrika; Muslime in Ost Afrika; Kenia; Globalization; African Studies; Local Agency; Kenya; muslim communities in East Africa
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-1693
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 16:12
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 08:09


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