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Crises in Morocco and Tunisia: Is This Really the End of Political Islam?

Some saw this as an opportunity for ‘moderate’ Muslims - marginalized, exiled and often tortured and killed - to finally claim what is rightfully theirs; others, namely Israeli and right-wing western intellectuals and politicians, decried what they saw as an ‘Islamic Winter’, claiming that democracy and Islam would espouse an even greater anti-western and anti-Israeli sentiment.