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“Slicing off the Tumour”: The History of Global Jihad in Nigeria, as Narrated by the Islamic State

28 Aug 2018 - 10:15

This text gives new, rare insights into the context leading to and following Shekau's 2015 pledge of allegiance to the Caliphate of al-Baghdadi. In the concluding remarks that follow his analysis of the text, Brigaglia questions the usefulness of the term "Boko Haram" and tries to position himself in the recent debate over whether the Nigerian Jihadi movement should be seen mainly as the result of the local structural problems inherent to the Nigerian context, or of the agency of global Jihadi actors. To read the full text, contact Andrea Brigaglia.