Interregional Challenges of Islamic Extremist Movements in North Africa

“For a long time the region of North Africa
enjoyed what seemed like political stability.
The reality behind this false image has been
unveiled lately by the events that have taken
place in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. A closer
look at these uprisings shows that they have
been simmering for a very long time. This
monograph examines the way in which a range
of factors, including poverty, unemployment
and denial of political participation,
collaborated to generate anger and frustration among various groups, particularly the youth,pushing them to adopt extreme stands using Islamic ideologies. It demonstrates that the extremist variances and tendencies of political Islam should not be separated from the factors that generate them in the first place.”