North Africa

Deux approches ordonnent l’attitude des censeurs :

1) en travaillant dans leur pays, et surtout dans les structures de l’Etat, ces hommes et ces femmes, journalistes, professeurs, directeurs d’écoles ou d’universités, avocats, médecins se sont mis au service d’un système brutalement répressif, injuste, corrompu. En acceptant d’être fonctionnaires, ils se sont rangés d’emblée dans la catégorie des ennemis du peuple ; leur élimination physique apparaît donc justifiable ;
En 1993, j'assistais à une cérémonie de danses accompagnées de transes, appelée "Benga", organisée par le seul groupe qui pratiquait encore ces danses dans la ville de Tebessa où je résidais alors[1]. Le groupe Tidjania de Tebessa est une branche résiduelle de la secte islamique africaine plus vaste qui pratiquait ces danses à des fins thérapeutiques, particulièrement pour exorciser les "mauvais esprits".
The Democratic League for Women's Rights (LDDF) urge you to support Maria Makrem who was recently attacked and threatened by the Moroccan security services.
[31 July 2001] What started in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria on the night of July 13-14, 2001 is NOT one more crime/violence/violation in the wartime situation that our country has now become famous for. A qualitative change has taken place.
The International Law and Instruments

Freedom of religion and belief is clearly stated in all the three well recognised international human rights instruments: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (1966) and the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966).
The beginnings of the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (henceforth, Ikhwan) movement in Sudan may be traced back to the mid-1940s.
Islamisms, or diverse representations of political Islam, have become very difficult to ignore and even more difficult to categorize and explain satisfactorily. This is particularly the case when addressing a western audience, which is unfamiliar not only with the multifaceted aspects of Islam, but also with the crucial role Islamic faith plays, in the everyday lives of Muslim people.

Willy Claes, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), gave Western misperceptions and misrepresentations of Islam and Islamisms a new twist.

This research is an examination of the relationship of the Sudanese state to issues of gender, religion and class.[1] It is one component of my interest in the mechanisms the state employs for achieving both political and cultural hegemony.
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