MOROCCAN ISLAMISTS: BETWEEN INTEGRATION, CONFRONTATION, AND ORDINARY MUSLIMS

By Kassem Bahaji *   Two distinct politico-religious movements emerged in Morocco in the 1960s and 1980s. The first was a radical movement, which was confronted by the government thus forcing it to break up, change, and adapt. The second … Continue reading

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Le Maroc face aux révolutions tunisienne et égyptienne

Kassem Bahaji Les révolutions tunisienne et égyptienne semblent avoir fait trembler bien des régimes au Moyen Orient et dans le Maghreb.  Des réformes on été entamées ou promises dans plusieurs pays de la région afin d’accommoder et calmer des populations … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Transition: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

Kassem Bahaji While the Egyptian Revolution is under way, the United States is hoping for a peaceful transition from what used to be a dictatorial regime to a more democratic one and promises to help the Egyptian people in any … Continue reading

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A Lesson For All

Kassem Bahaji* The courageous Tunisian people arose in unison to oust a dictator who controlled their destiny for almost a quarter of a century.  Although we may never know for sure if there was any outside intervention in the Tunisians’ … Continue reading

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Morocco’s Imazighen (Berbers), the Islamists and the Politics of Religion

Middle East Studies Online Journal- ISSN 2109-9618- Issue n°4. Volume 2 ( 2011) Etudes du Moyen-Orient. N°4. Volume 2. 2011.دراسات الشرق الأوسط، مجلة فكرية محكمة. العدد الرابع . المجلد الثاني Kassem Bahaji Abstract: This paper argues that Berbers’ struggle to … Continue reading

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