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Royal Religious Authority: Morocco’s “Commander of the Faithful"

Annelle Sheline

Royal Religious Authority: Morocco’s “Commander of the Faithful".

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has cultivated the country’s image as a bastion of moderate Islam and of himself as a strategic partner, but to what extent does his international reputation correspond to public opinion in Morocco? In this paper, the author evaluates the domestic standing of the king and other religious figures as part of a larger Baker Institute study on religious authority in the Middle East. 

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/cwwe-ht13