More than one billion bottles are washed, flaked, re-extruded into fiber, and spun into polyester carpet. Deaton, Bedspreads to Broadloom: The Story of the Tufted Carpet Industry (Acton, Mass.: Tapestry Press, 1993). Deaton, "Tufted Titans: Dalton, Georgia's Carpet Elite," in The Southern Elite and Social Change: Essays in Honor of Willard B. This study examines the relationship between the Sharia law, identity and conflict in Nigeria.From 1988 to 1992, in equal partnership with Ralston, Beaulieu acquired three of its competitors in Dalton and a fourth located in Chatsworth.In 1993 Ralston sold out his interests but remained as chief operating officer until 1997.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.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 ?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 ?
The revitalized implementation of Sharia law and its expansion from the personal to criminal aspects in 12 northern states represents one of the most turbulent cases of public policies in the contemporary history of Nigeria (Suberu, 2001 ; 2005).
Bouckaert, the oldest of seven children, was born in 1954 in Waregem, Belgium.
The son of a surgeon, he was educated in rigorous Jesuit schools and then studied engineering at Louvain University.
To open up the question of the relationship of Sharia to identity, and identity to conflict is to open up some of the most difficult and controversial issues, which are both deeply embedded within, and fundamentally elided by, contemporary understandings of peace and conflict studies in Nigeria .
The fundamental issue about the Sharia is that it lies at the heart of identity politics in Nigeria . How can they appeal against Sharia decisions outside the Sharia system ?