Dating religious fanatic
This study examines deeply the relationship between the Sharia policy, identity and conflict in the country.
The study asks the following questions : what forms of discord or alliance have emerged over the Sharia policy and what are the implications of these transformations on the dynamics of these states ?
The Sharia controversy pitted Muslim populations, who believe that it is the pure law revealed by God, against southern, Middle Belt, and northern Christians who fear that the Sharia movement will violate their rights and reduce them to second-class citizens.Roles are defined by norms structured by the institutions and organization of society.Their relative weight in influencing people’s behavior depends upon negotiations and arrangement between individuals and these institutions and organizations.What is the nature of the citizenship and identity contestations and conflicts that have ensued over the Sharia policy in these states and how have they been managed or mismanaged ?In recent years, “the subject of identity has gained prominence […] as dominant theoretical frameworks prove inadequate in explaining the crisis of development and the complexities of present day conflicts” (Bangura, 1994, cf. As a socio-political concept, “identity” has both an individualist and a collective meaning : it is a “process located in the core of the individual and yet in the core of his community culture, a process which established, in fact, the identity of these two identities” (Erickson, 1962).