Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa Publication: Terrorism Monitor  By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation Ten years ago, the prospect that Nigeria would become a jihadist hotspot—let alone the world’s third “most terrorized” country after Iraq and Afghanistan—received hardly any consideration (Africanews.com, December 6). Nevertheless, much has changed in ten…

Sunni Islamists Kill Many in Burkina Faso: Takfiri Jihad, Terrorism and Sectarianism

Sunni Islamists Kill Many in Burkina Faso: Takfiri Jihad, Terrorism and Sectarianism Omar Abdullah Ismail, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the past two weeks Sunni Takfiri Islamists have attacked many nations including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Turkey. At the same time, nations like…