Archive for June, 2006

Africa turns its eyes to Islam

June 11, 2006

SOMALIA | The fall of Mogadishu to Islamic militants has many worried. But experts say it’s wrong to assume that Islamic rule is the worst option for blood-spattered African nations.

In the blood-splattered Somali capital, Mogadishu, militias loyal to the Union of Islamic Courts last week seized power from a United Nations-backed transitional government. In Northern Sudan, Islamic militancy has changed the character of the country, imposing sharia law and pushing religion into the political arena as never before.