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n Journal for Contemporary History - Jihad: A South African perspective, Hussein Solomon : book review

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Abstract

Emphasising the centrality of terrorism attacks in South Africa, Hussein Solomon provides South African historical and political explanations for the impact of such attacks. In this book the author bravely tackles a controversial topic that persists in evading scholars of terrorism in South Africa. This bold stance is an indication by the author to expose the hidden activities of radical Islamism in South Africa. This is an informed book and the most comprehensive one to date to highlight the scale of the threat posed by Islamist extremists in the hope that the South African government will try to arrest the situation through investing in resources necessary to deal with such attacks. The book is a testament to Solomon's innovative approach; the chapters extensively critically analyse topics which provide fresh and valuable, rather than rehashed and repetitive information.

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2014-06-01
2016-12-05
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