Tanzania and Islamists: analysis
April 06, 2011
Harvey Glickman, a retired Haverford College professor, analyzes the threat of Islamism in Tanzania. At the 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa, a leading Tanzanian prelate, Archbishop Norbert Mtega of Songea, had said that
we love Muslims. It is our history and culture to live with them. But the danger which threatens Africa's freedom, sovereignty, democracy and human rights is first the Islamic political factor , i.e., the intended plan and the clear process of `identifying Islam with politics and vice versa' in each of our African countries. Secondly it is the Islamic monetary factor whereby huge sums of money from outside countries is being poured in our countries to destabilize peace in our countries and to eradicate Christianity.
- The Threat of Islamism in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Tanzania (Foreign Policy Research Institute)
- Bulletin of the Synod of Bishops
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Posted by: extremeCatholic -
Apr. 06, 2011 8:55 AM ET USA
What you call "destabilization", is what Muslims believe to be true Islam, confrontation both non-violent and violent, for jihad, the struggle to impose Islam upon the world. Africa is weak and this weakness is being exploited to expand the borders of the ummah.