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A Council of Foreign Relations Q&A piece acessible on the NY Times website entitled "Terror Havens in Africa" http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot1_123003.html has the following assessment of Nigeria (appended below). The "Hausa-Fulani tribe" reference does not inspire confidence in their understanding of the complexities on the ground, though I'd leave it to others better versed in the matter to judge the overall appraisal. Don Osborn Nigeria. Experts warn of a growing Islamist threat in the massive West African country, home to 133 million people, nearly 67 million of whom are Muslim. Twelve states in the vast country's northern region, home to the mostly Muslim Hausa-Fulani tribe, have implemented Islamic sharia law. While the law does not, in theory, apply to non-Muslims, implementation of sharia has caused religious violence between Muslims and Christians and drawn protests from the government, which says that adopting sharia violates the constitution. Schanzer says that "the allure of radical Islam is growing" in Nigeria, along with increased militarism. Experts warn that Qaeda cells have also appeared in northern Nigeria. "In Nigeria ... a potent mix of communal tensions, radical Islamism, and anti-Americanism has produced a fertile breeding ground for militancy and threatens to tear the country apart," write Lyman and Morrison in Foreign Affairs. -- Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.