The rise and fall of the Union of Islamic Courts

Brett Morash, Salve Regina University

Abstract

This dissertation examines the reasons behind the rise and fall of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) in Somalia. The UIC was born out of the chaos of the Warlord Era in Southern Somalia from within the fabric of Somali Society. The peace and stability that the UIC brought to the region had not been seen since before the fall of Said Barre's regime. However, the rapid martial expansion of the UIC and the perceived threat caused by their success resulted in Ethiopia invading Somalia thereby destroying the UIC and spawning the al-Shabaab movement. .^

Subject Area

Religion|Islamic studies|Peace studies|Military studies

Recommended Citation

Morash, Brett, "The rise and fall of the Union of Islamic Courts" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations (Off Campus access). AAI3725275.
http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI3725275

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