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Did Darwin Die Muslim?

Fez - Dr. Imad Hassan Babiker authored a revolutionary book in Sudan. It was first written in Arabic then published in Cairo (late December, 2011). This book, which was released early in 2013, in the edition of Dar Al-Watan in Rabat, has raised, since its release various readings and multiple comments in the media as the notoriety of its content formed a controversial issue. “Shajara code Decoded” brings ne ...

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Morocco-Algeria: No means No

San Francisco -  It has been many long years since Morocco began asking Algeria to open its borders. These requests have fallen on deaf ears. The Algerian response has been firm and consistent. NO. The Algerians could not be clearer: they do not want to have anything to do with Morocco.  As a matter of fact, Algeria set three impossible conditions to even start negotiating with Morocco. These conditions are ...

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The Not So Moroccan Exception

Vancouver, Canada - Not one day passes by where we are not reminded by the Arab Spring. This wave of uncontrolled protests and organized anarchy has not failed either of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Syria or Yemen, and has left many Arab leaders with a very strong sense of insecurity. It has come to my attention that many chose to describe the repercussions of this wave on Morocco, Jordan, and some of the G ...

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Algeria-Morocco: The Endless and Tiresome Conflict

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Immediately after King Mohamed VI’s throne speech in which he denounced the closure of the borders between Morocco and Algeria, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria responded strongly, reiterating Algeria’s position that any normalization with Morocco will have to take into account the right of the people of the Western Sahara, and that Morocco has no choice but to acq ...

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Where is capital in the twenty-first century?

Fez - The distribution of wealth is one of the most debated issues nowadays. For some, inequality would never cease growing in an increasingly unjust world. For others, there would be a natural reduction of feuds in future. Yet the appropriate question to be raised is what do we really know about the evolution of inequality in the long run? In reality, the economic analyses more often enlighten us based on ...

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Israel-Palestine: A Vindictive Cycle of Hatred

Vancouver - According to the Israelis, Gaza has been a ticking time bomb ever since January 2014. In early June, Hamas, the democratically elected Gaza party closed its financial banks. Hamas’ action was the outcome of a rift with Palestinian counterparts Fatah. Zilber states that 40,000 Hamas employees were deprived of their salaries for months due to financial malaise, while 70,000 Fatah ghost employees i ...

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Multiplier Effect vs. Domino Effect

Agadir - Regardless of whether it is fair or not, some people are endowed with superior inborn qualities that make the balance tip in their favor when compared to people of average or less than average inborn qualities. These may include but are not limited to health, intelligence and beauty. Other qualities/positive factors that are acquired or achieved and that can come into play beside the ones cited ear ...

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Moroccan Diaspora and Political Rights: Transforming Democratic Representativeness?

Rabat - As many Moroccan expatriates return home for the summer holidays, politicians are debating plans to guarantee their political representation. The mantra all politics is local is egregiously unbalanced. Modern Diasporas challenge contemporary notions of how political life should be organized. The millions of Moroccans residing outside the Kingdom play an important role in the development of the count ...

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Israeli Massacre in Gaza and the Fallacy of Human Rights

By Abdelkhalk Errechydy Benguerir, Morocco - The devastating war in Gaza has made it clear that human rights bear no more weight than mere words printed on blank sheets. Despite 'human rights', the Israeli military has demolished Gaza and turned it to hell. The universal declaration of human rights repeatedly stresses that all people around the world have the right to live regardless of their race, language ...

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The true Israeli agenda

By Abdellatif Zaki Rabat - "Israel has the right to defend its borders!" Assuming that is true, where are its borders? For this to be feasible, it would first have to withdraw to the 1967 borders. President Obama and his allies in Europe know that Israel is not defending its borders. They know it has been pushing them deeper and deeper into Palestinian Territories for decades and unlawfully establishing set ...

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Why the Two-State Solution is Wishful Thinking

Fez - For zionists who view all of historic Palestine as their God-given land, there is no room for a reasonable settlement to the dispute over the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza, for they believe that they are simply a biblical real estate endowment for the Jewish people, notwithstanding international law and UN resolutions. Their religiously-based argument, coupled with the ongoing Israeli ...

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Israel Exterminates Palestinians with Blessing of the “International Community”

By Abdellatif Zaki Rabat - Israel is not defending itself, but rather attempting to exterminate a nation with the support and blessing of traditional unconditional allies. "Israel has the right to defend itself" and has been doing so by shelling and bombarding civilians, killing infants and children. Israel is waging war against a people that have no economic influence, no standing army, no warplanes, no ta ...

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