Islamists’ Conceptualization of Belonging and Otherness: The Case of Atawhid w'Al-Islah in Morocco

  • Islamists’ Conceptualization of Belonging and Otherness …
  • Najah Mahmi, Abdelhak Jebbar
  • Digest of Middle East Studies, September 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/dome.12074

What is it about?

This article studies the way a moroccan Islamic group receives and perceives of otherness, examining its prototypical ideologies and thus measuring the group's distancing attitudes through which it imposes the social unequal equation of reformer vs. reformed, to legetimize its own political power.

Why is it important?

This article is important because it provides a genuine study of Moroccan Islamism and Islamists' introvert/ extrovert legacies radically centred on in-group/ out-group taxonomies.


Dr Najah Mahmi

From an individual perspective, this article presents a practical instance of the discursive formations of the Islamic movement under scrutiny, as it highlights the way the two concepts of belonging and otherness are subtantially abstract and imprisoned within the movement's own theoretical propagandist slogans.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Abdelhak Jebbar and Dr Najah Mahmi