Current Islamist movements in Africa have One thousand years of precedents
The current Islamist movements in Africa, from Morocco, Senegal, the Sahara, Mali, Niger, Chad, Nigeria (Boko Haram), Cameroun…have a long history behind them.
Going back a thousand years.
The dozen of African empires were built by launching Jihad against the animists, whatever Christians lived in that continent, and rival Islamic sects.
They imposed Chari3a and built mosques and Madrassat and called themselves Khalif and the governors were named Emirs of the believers.
The trade by the caravans was mostly gold, slaves, salt, ivory…
Soundjata Keita (1190-1255) founded the Mali Empire that extended in Western Africa. Jis capital was Niani and vanquished his animist Sosso king.
Kankan Moussa (1312-1337) elevated the Mali Empire to its zenith. He became the richest man on earth, even at current standards.
He distributed gold all the way on his pilgrimage to Mecca…
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