Thursday, May 2, 2013

Youth Radicalization in Kenya

Kenya's Youth Til for a Brighter Future. Flickr/USAID
The Institute for Security Studies in South Africa published a paper by Anneli Botha in April 2013 titled "Assessing the Vulnerability of Kenyan Youths to Radicalisation and Extremism."  The paper tries to answer the question: what makes Kenyan young people susceptible to extremists' jihadi ideology?  It points out that al-Shabaab in neighboring Somalia recruited Kenyans, Ugandans and Tanzanians to join its ranks but focuses on the domestic conditions that led to this recruitment in Kenya.  

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