British Maj General Jonathan Shaw says that the current crises in Algeria is a result in part of the ‘removal’ of Gaddafi in Libya.

British Maj General Jonathan Shaw says that the current crises in Algeria is a result in part of the ‘removal’ of Gaddafi in Libya.

Maj Gen Shaw says: As I had found in a previous trip to Sudan, the greatest threat in the region came from the changing manifestation of Islamic observance, from locally attuned or Sufi to Salafism/Wahhabism. The cause was the spread of madrasahs built, staffed and indoctrinated by Saudi money and theology, a spread evident across Muslim North Africa and down the Indian Ocean coast from Somalia through Kenya to Tanzania.

In doing business with these regimes, the UK held its human rights nose, as the methods these states employed owed more to local than Western standards. And no surprise, for the challenges are horrendous. Algeria is now (since the split of Sudan) the largest country in Africa.

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