Casablanca - The aftermath of September 11, 2001, renewed a focus on the rise of fundamentalism all over the world. Since the United States is characterized by its religious diversity and the most religious industrial western country, more attention has been paid to the relationship between religious institutions and the state. Many concerns were voiced by the media and in academia to analyze, study and investigate this religious phenomenon and its implications on American politics. The rise of mega churches, within and outside the American territory, has fueled many attempts to define a mega church, look for the reasons behind its rapid growth and offer an explanation of its influence on the political life in America.

Mohamed Saoudi is a master student majoring in Moroccan American Studies at the University of Hassan II, Casablanca.