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Islam and the Spread of Individual Freedoms: The Case of Morocco

August 20, 2015 in Economics

Despite Morocco’s strong Islamic history and heritage, the battle for individual freedoms in the country has been making great (if quiet) strides in the past decade.  In a new paper, Moroccan journalist and human rights activist Ahmed Benchemsi examines the roots of the Moroccan movement for individual freedoms, and addresses continuing challenges to its development and advancement. “To score more successes—including changes at the legal and constitutional levels,” says Benchemsi, “the movement needs to unify, engage in marketing and communication efforts, and most importantly adopt a unified agenda and strategy.”

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