The ‘Mad Mullah’ and Northern Somalia

@article{Hess1964TheM,
  title={The ‘Mad Mullah’ and Northern Somalia},
  author={Robert Lawrence Hess},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1964},
  volume={5},
  pages={415 - 433}
}
  • R. Hess
  • Published 1 November 1964
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
In the first two decades of the twentieth century the affairs of northern Somalia were dominated by the politico-religious movement led by Muhammad Abdullah Hassan. The ‘Mad Mullah’, as he was styled by the British, proved to be an elusive adversary and at one time forced the British to evacuate their Somaliland Protectorate. The Italians too were concerned about the Mullah's dervishes, who disturbed the peace of Italy's two nominal protectorates, the sultanates of Obbia and the Mijertein, and… 
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