chapter  4
Africa and the Middle East: behind the veil
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Africa and the Middle East provide fertile ground for the study of terrorism. The two are technically distinct regions, but considerable overlap exists in that the states of the Middle East include several of those in North Africa and both regions share a common presence of Arab identity and Islam. Because of these similarities, this study examines the two together. Significant differences exist as well, however, as presented in the following pages.