Richard Melson

June 2006

PRISM Islam in Africa

The Project for the Research of Islamist Movements - PRISM - was founded by Reuven Paz in 2002, in order to combine academic and field research of new developments of radical Islam and Islamist movements. The project is part of the GLORIA Center in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

The project is dealing with developments of radical Islamic and Islamist movements in the social, cultural, ideological, and political fields; Finance of radical Islamist groups; Sponsoring of Islamic states to Islamist radicalism and terrorism; Islamic communities in the West; The "Culture of Global Jihad" and its attitude toward the Western civilization, Israel, and the Jews; Islamist networks; and support for radical Islam through the virtual global Jihad in the Internet. The focus of its research is on primary sources in Arabic, and the project wishes to fill some vacuum in the use of Arabic sources for the Islamist phenomenon.

PRISM wishes to become a home and platform for scholars in these fields, to conduct research, publish their products, and organize conferences, seminars, and workshops on the above topics.

Dear friends and colleagues,

Attached here is the second issue of a new monthly newsletter on Islam in Africa,

wrriten by Moshe Terdman, a research scholar of PRISM.

Islamic radicalism in Africa is intensively growing. Yet, it does not find its proper position in the research of this region or the field of Islamic radicalism. This is a modest effort by PRISM to enter this field and provide in the future more in-depth information and analysis.

Any comment, suggestion, or offer to write for this newsletter, is most welcomed.

Best regards,

Reuven Paz Director

Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM)


The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL

Tel & Fax: 972-9-9515771 (Home)

972-54-4691777 (Cell)



ISLAM IN AFRICA Newsletter no. 2 -- June 2006

Attachments: Islam in Africa Newsletter - No2 - June06.pdf, Size: 111164 bytes.

Reuven Paz

Mon, 26 Jun 2006