Nigeria: In Niger State, Plans to Build State-Run Qur'anic Schools as a Means of Preventing Radicalization

From Sahel Blog Thu Jan 3 2013, 08:35:26

Many observers believe that the violent northern Nigerian sect Boko Haram draws some of its recruits from the region's large population of itinerant Qur'anic students or almajirai (Hausa; singular: almajiri). Observers often argue that such populations are vulnerable to recruitment ... Continue reading →

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