Islam and State-building in Somalia: Rhetoric and Reality


DAD organized a program themed ‘Islam and Rebuilding Somali State: Rhetoric and Relaity’. The program’s key speaker was the prominent islamist, civil society leader and pioneer in Somali reconciliation conferences Dr. Abdurahman M. Abdullah ‘Baadiyow’. In his inspiring speech Baadiyow said that in order to rebuild a strong Somali state there must a reform how we see the Somali individual, how we see ‘state’ and our view of ‘islam’.