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Al-Shabaab's leadership hierarchy and its ideology

Shuriye, Abdi Omar (2012) Al-Shabaab's leadership hierarchy and its ideology. Academic Research International (ARInt.), 2 (1). pp. 274-285. ISSN 2223-9553 (O), 2223-9944 (P)

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Abstract

This research studies the deriving ideology and directions of al-Shabaab movement. The organization constitutes obdurate and dogmatic elements and individuals of originally Somali’s Salafi movements. The initial findings of this research are that al-Shabaab’s ideology must have originated outside Somalia. The key objective of this research is to investigate al-Shabaab’s political ideology and its structural leadership, to assess the ideological relationship between al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda, to comprehend the political future of the group and to ascertain their political and theological ideologies. The research therefore investigates the leadership structure of al-Shabaab and its organizational settings. The methodology of this research, partly, involved collecting field data in a form of informal interviews and surveys, but it is mainly an analytical and evaluative approach. My findings indicate that al-Shabaab operate in a flexible multiple cells organizational leadership structure whose components are independent.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4669/29678
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political ideology of al-Shabaab, al-Shabaab’s organizational leadership and structure, Islam in Somalia,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Abdi Omar Shuriye
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 15:10
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 15:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29678

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