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We must stand with Somalis who have been speaking out against the savagery of Al Shabaab

Bennoune, Karima (2013) We must stand with Somalis who have been speaking out against the savagery of Al Shabaab. LSE American Politics and Policy (22 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last month, the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 61 civilians. Karima Bennoune, who has conducted research in the Somali-American community in Minneapolis, argues that to truly defeat groups like Al Shabaab, we must support those who stand up to them and oppose their recruitment efforts. She finds that those who have tried to counter the efforts of Al Shabaab have sometimes been ostracized by some in their own communities and let down by state and federal officials. She writes that rather than stereotyping and stigmatizing all Somalis, we need to support those who speak out against Al Shabaab.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 09:13
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 09:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58323

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