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When teens take action (Part 2)

Safi - When teens take action, take off your hat to them; if you don’t have one on, just applaud them, but do it warmly! This is what I did when a group of students in my school took over the management of the school for an entire day. The responsibilities were beyond their age and presumably beyond their abilities, but they proved to be equal to the task. The details of this operation constituted an interv ...

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Mustapha Buhendi: Muslims, Christians and Jews created a discriminatory discourse

Rabat - The national library in Rabat hosted an academic conference earlier this week on "religious discourse in Morocco between innovation and tradition." It was organized by the Moroccan Youth Network in collaboration with the Moroccan Center of Youth and Democratic Transition sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation. Three panelists participated in the colloquium, including Professor Khadija ...

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Forbes Middle East: 6 of Richest 100 Arabs are Moroccans

Rabat - This month Forbes Middle East released its list of World’s Richest Arabs, which included 6 Moroccans out of 100 business tycoons from 13 countries across the region. Morocco has landed in 6th place on Forbes Middle East’s World’s Richest Arabs rankings, with Othman Benjelloun topping the list of Moroccan billionaires. He is the chairman and CEO of BMCE Bank, one of the country’s largest banks, which ...

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Thousands of Jews Arrive In Morocco To Celebrate Passover

Rabat - Moroccan authorities have put strict security measures in place as over nine thousand Jews pass through Moroccan airports this week to celebrate Passover. Despite the Israeli citizens having been called upon to avoid Morocco for non-essential travel, thousands of Jews from all over the world, including many from Israel, have chosen Morocco as their destination to celebrate the Jewish holiday Passove ...

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The Dreams We Create

By Mustapha Ait kharouach Casablanca – Innovation comes only through one thing, just one essential thing–it is the willingness to make a change and to give people a taste of a modern idea or product. Even innovation talent can be reached and achieved through this sense of differentiation that one could evaluate internally; that is, the fact that one is transcending the limits of usual thinking and think dif ...

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Moroccan TV Channels: Weapons of Mass Distraction and Ignorance

By Youssef Bekkali Salé - WMD does not only stand for weapons of mass destruction. It might also stand for weapons of mass distraction. The latter is far more hazardous than the former as it involves subtle means to deflect the attention of the masses from having access to valuable information and prevents them from enhancing their critical thinking abilities. I used to be a victim of the Moroccan media. I ...

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Catalonia: Study Shows Moroccans Are Target of Xenophobic Discourse

Casablanca- A Spanish research group has recently developed a method for identifying xenophobic political discourse. A case study of Catalonia shows that Moroccans are the target of xenophobia. The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM) at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona has developed a methodology to determine whether a political discourse is xenophobic, according to Spanish n ...

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Google Celebrates Famous Muslim Philosopher Ibn Rushd

Taroudant, Morocco - Giant search engine, Google, celebrated today the 888th anniversary of the famous Muslim philosopher and physician Ibn Rushd with a beautifully designed doodle on its home page. Google, which keeps changing its doodles to celebrate special people and events, designed a nice and beautiful doodle for the Muslim scholar with his portrait in the middle and Latin words of Google taking an Ar ...

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Police in Casablanca Cut the Hair Of Youngsters With Unusual Haircuts

Rabat- Following the security campaign against Tchermil activity, a handful of teens with weird haircuts were arrested and had their hair cut by policemen on Saturday in Casablanca. The blue collar districts in Casablanca were the scene of a strange security campaign led by interior ministry officials and policemen against the unusual haircuts that distinguish Tchermil members. According to Assabah, securit ...

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Morocco: A Family Offers Itself For Sale

Rabat- A family consisting of four members, including a woman and a little child, offered themselves up for sale in protest against the arrest of the father of the family in Tiznit, Morocco. Following the new sort of protest staged by the hawker Mustafa Bouadoud, who offered himself up for sale in Beni Mellal, a family of four,, including the mother, two sons, and one daughter, offered itself up for sale in ...

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Is Internet-going into a cosmic black hole?

Marrakech - On April 8, Microsoft ended its protection for XP. Users can migrate to Vista or Windows 7 or 8.1 if their computers can support the new systems. The BBC reported that some western governments had come to expensive deals with Microsoft to maintain their XP systems. Cash machines, for example, operate on a version of XP.  In Morocco, many operate on fake Microsoft licenses because they do not hav ...

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F.B.I: Moroccan Suspect Incapable of Carrying Out Terrorist Attack

Casablanca - A Moroccan suspected of planning a terrorist attack in the U.S. was arrested by the FBI on Monday in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The suspect will not be charged for his terrorist intentions. El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, the 27-year-old Moroccan arrested for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on a school and a federal building, was found incapable of planning the terrorist attack he had claimed to be ...

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