Incredible Dialogues: Religious Dialogue as a Means of CounterTerrorism in Yemen

Document IconAuthor: Ane Skov Birk (2009)

In 2002, Yemen, a country known to have been a breeding ground for al-Qaeda members, initiated a project to use dialogue as a means to alter the ways of suspected militant Islamists held in the state’s prisons. The project received international attention for its bold attempt to use their common reference to Islamic law as a peaceful means for the state to impact the militants. This paper examines the Yemeni experience of dialogues with Islamists.

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