Rabat - Extremism is being rife in the Middle East and North Africa since the revival of Islamism following the successful Mullah revolution in Iran in 1979 and the toppling of the West-supported dictator Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980) by the Shiite ascetic cleric Khomeini. It will be a gross mistake to justify this phenomenon by the nature of Islamic religion alone; there are various other reasons behind the Muslim wrath that feeds radicalism and violence generously.

Middle Eastern violence is rooted in injustice, inequality, emasculation and lack of democracy
Middle Eastern violence is rooted in injustice, inequality, emasculation and lack of democracy
Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.