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The Jummah Mosque in Port Louis, Mauritius, April 10, 2008 (dpa photo by Lars Halbauer via AP images).

Islamist Radicalization Gains a Foothold in the ‘Rainbow Nation’ of Mauritius

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editor, Omar H. Rahman, discuss North Korea’s latest missile test and why it is so difficult to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. For the Report, David Ucko talks with Peter Dörrie about the troubling signs of Islamist radicalization in the multiethnic and multicultural island nation of Mauritius, and what this “rainbow nation” can do to address it.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Trouble in Paradise: Mauritius Tries to Ward Off Islamist Radicalization
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The Wider Jihadi Movement Will Take Over Where the Islamic State Left Off
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Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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