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Salafism in the Maghreb (2019)

politics, piety, and militancy

in: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Abstract

Since the Arab Spring, the Arab countries of the Maghreb-Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya - have emerged as a vitally strategic concern for the United States and Europe, given their impact on hydrocarbon security, terrorism and Mediterranean migrant flows. The conservative Islamist trend known as Salafism has emerged as a major socio-political force on this landscape. While much attention has been focused on the disruptive, militant expressions of Salafi ideology like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, Salafism is actually far more complex and dynamic. Informed by rich, on-the-ground interviews, 'Salafism in the Maghreb' is the definitive yet accessible account of this oft-misunderstood current of Islamism.

Keywords

Salafīyah, Africa, North

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780190942441

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780190942403.001.0001

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