Dutch Far-Right Politician to Be Prosecuted for Inciting Hatred against Moroccans

Amsterdam - Dutch far-right politician and leader of (PVV) party, Geert Wilders, will be prosecuted on charges of incitement "to discrimination and hatred," following his racist comments last March against the Moroccan community living in the Netherlands, according to the Public Prosecutor in The Hague. "Politicians may go far in their statements because of freedom of expression, but this freedom is limited ...

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Sorry, You Are Moroccan

Mohamed Akklouch Agadir - You, Moroccans who were being watched on the screens asking and begging for help while the floods were surrounding your homes and kids. Nobody answered your shouts. You, Moroccans who were helpless, and who were waiting for a never-coming helicopter to throw a rope of hope to take you away from the floods and ruins, you are but Moroccans. You are not that worthy. I wonder what you ...

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Moroccan Women Residing Abroad: Prospects of Legal Protection under the Moudawana

Rabat - On the occasion of the 10 years of the reformed Moroccan family code,  KVINFO, the Danish Centre for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity, in cooperation with ARPA International and the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen University organized an international conference, under the theme: Caught between Family Laws: Gender, Law and Religion – Experien ...

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Moroccan Artist Mohamed Bastaoui Dies at 60

Marrakech - Moroccan artist and producer, Mohammed Bestaoui, dies today morning at the age of 60. Mohammed Bastaoui, born in Khouribgha in 1954, left a rich history of success in Moroccan Cinema and Television. He passed away after fighting with a lenghty illness. He started his artistic career playing in theatre with "Masrah al Yaoum" and "Masrah Achams." Moroccan fans knew the late artist largely through ...

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Moroccan Woman Attempts Suicide to Escape from Saudi Husband’s Abuse

Marrakech - A Moroccan woman in Saudi Arabia attempted to end her life, on December 14, to escape from her Saudi husband’s repeated assaults and barbarism. To escape her cruel life with her husband, a 20 year old Moroccan woman living in Jizane in Saudi Arabia threw herself from the second floor of a building, leaving her seriously injured, according to the initial investigations of the police and hospital ...

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Faceless ‘Sharia-compliant’ Doll for Muslim Girls Launched in UK

Taroudant - A new faceless doll launched in Britain in recent days and said to be “in accordance with Islamic law”  has sparked a backlash among some Muslims. The manufacturer of the doll said “The Deeni Doll has no face on it whatsoever and is Shariah compliant.” Nicknamed Hijab-clad Romeisa, the doll, which costs £25, is decorated with traditional “Islamic” costumes and a black headscarf covering the top ...

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Moroccan-American Filmmaker Launches Campaign to Fund 9/11 Independent Film

New Jersey - It’s been thirteen years since terrorists set their sights on America on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, thousands more had their lives changed forever, a whole country went into mourning and the entire world was left changed.  Moroccan-American filmmaker Yossera Bouchtia has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of her latest film “I Am Selma.” In the film ...

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Autism: Experts Say The Syndrome Is Better Understood Now Than Ever Before

Rabat - Dr. Andy Shih, senior vice President of Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization from the United States, said that he is very optimistic regarding the future of autism in the world, adding that scientific research has contributed in the understanding of the syndrome better now than ever before. Speaking to Morocco World News on the sidelines of the Global Autism Summit that took place at the m ...

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Saudi Scholar Under Fire For Saying Women Not Required to Wear Veil

Rabat - A Saudi scholar came under fire over the weekend after he stated on a television program on the Saudi MBC channel on Saturday that women are not required to wear the veil in Islam. To make his point, he appeared with his wife, who did not wear a veil. Echoing a series of tweets he has been posting on his Twitter account over the past couple of weeks, the controversial Saudi scholar and former head o ...

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Frenchman Converted to Islam Thanks to Late Abdellah Baha

Rabat- Oussama Benkirane, son of the head of government Abdelilah Benikirane, has reportedly revealed that a French national has converted to Islam thanks to the late Abdullah Baha, who died in a train accident in Bouznika last Sunday. Oussama Benkirane wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he went with the son of Abdullah Baha on Thursday to visit Baha’s grave. He said that they found a man, who the ...

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US Expert Praises Morocco’s Reforms in Religious Field

Washington - Morocco is a "unique" case in the region of North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) in terms of religious field reforms through the centrality of the institution of the Commander of the Faithful, Haim Malka, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the US Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said Monday in Washington. "There are countless lessons that we can learn from the Morocca ...

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Why the Claim that Hijab is Not Required in Islam is Baseless

By Abd ur-Raheem Murphy The following article is a response to an article previously published by MWN. The universality of the call to surrender to the command of God is undisputed by all who call themselves Muslim. This universality, however, is not a universality in terms of acceptance or inclusion, but rather of application and rule. The general principle regarding the laws of Islam is that if something ...

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