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Vol 44 No 11

Published 30th May 2003


Democracy at stake

Long before the suicide bombings ripped through Casablanca's heart on 16 May, Morocco's political class was debating the extent to which political Islam should be allowed to thrive in a democracy under pressure. The bombers killed 29 bystanders and battered the crucial tourist industry. When Prime Minister Driss Jettou postponed local elections from June till September due to the Iraq war (AC Vol 44 No 6), many thought it was because the 'moderate Islamist' Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD) might . . .

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