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Egyptian Actor’s Statement on Moroccans is Hate Speech: Minister

Fez - Egyptian actor Youssef Chaaban's last statement in which he said, "in Morocco, you find eight Jews out of every ten Moroccans," is still reverberating among Moroccan social media users. Most were dumbfound by his remark which attempted to tarnish the reputation of the Muslim brotherhood's founder Hassan al-Banna. In a reaction to Chaaban's statement, Charafat Afilal, Minister Delegate to the Minister ...

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American Man Speaks Fluent Moroccan Arabic

Rabat - It looks normal to hear Moroccans speak standard Arabic, French English or other foreign language because most of these languages are being taught in Moroccan schools. Yet, to hear a foreigner speaks Moroccan Darija, a Moroccan Arabic dialect, is somehow funny and challenging at the same time for the sole reason that the only way to learn Moroccan Darija is through the integration into the Moroccan ...

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Obama to Preside over UNSC Resolution to Halt Movement of Terrorists

Marrakech - United States President, Barack Obama, will preside this week over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as America has the rotating presidency of the UNSC. The session will be attended by over a dozen head of states. The motion introduced by the U.S. on Wednesday for countries to adopt a legally binding resolution that would compel all countries under Chapter VII of the UN Cha ...

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Morocco and Gambling

Rabat- What do you think of when you think of Morocco? The winding alleys of Fes, the dramatic peaks of Taza-Al Hoceima Taounate, or perhaps the bustle of Marrakech? Morocco is indeed a wonderful nation, though gambling would perhaps not spring to mind as an activity tolerated in our Islamic nation. The fact exists however; gambling is very much legal in Morocco, and despite being a small industry when comp ...

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Dati Shows No Sympathy towards Belkacem, Says She Is Incompetent

Rabat - Rachida Dati, France’s former Minister of Justice, is refusing to defend Najat Vallaud-Belkacem against racist attacks she has been receiving after her appointment as Minister of Education. Both Dati and Vallaud-Belkacem are of Moroccan origin. During an interview with BFM TV on September 19, Dati was asked about racist attacks against the Minister of Education. Rachida Dati said she had experienced ...

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German Imams to Lead Friday Protests Against ISIS

Taroudant, Morocco - With the growing threat posed by the Islamic State known as ISIS or ISIL, the whole world is coming together to face the danger imposed by the radical group that calls itself Islamic State. German Muslims will rally together during the Jumuah prayers, a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday, to protest against ISIS jihadists, and denounce the barbaric atrocities perpetrat ...

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Inauguration of Pro-gay Mosque in South Africa Sparks Controversy

Washington D.C. - Controversy surrounded the opening of what is proclaimed to be South Africa’s first ‘open mosque’ Friday, when a small group of people protested outside the gates at the mosque’s inaugural prayer.   The mosque, which welcomes people from all genders, religions and sexual orientations, was founded by Taj Hargey, a professor at the Muslim Educational Center of Oxford. “In South Africa 20 yea ...

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UK and France agree on measures to deal with migrants in Calais

Marrakech - British and French authorities have agreed on measures to deal with the influx of illegal migrants who have gathered near the port of Calais. The mayor of Calais threatened to close the port unless the British government took action to help prevent the migrants trying to force their way onto vessels sailing to the UK. He blamed the migrant problem on the UK’s lenient welfare system. British Home ...

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Pamella Geller Launches Anti-Islam Ads on New York Buses

Marrakech - Pamela Geller, described by one journalist as the “Queen of the Islam-bashers”, is the founder of the organization Stop the Islamization of America with Robert Spencer. It is linked the organizations Stop Islamization of Nations and Stop Islamization of  Europe.  She has been widely criticized from propagating extreme anti-Islamic views and failing to distinguish between Jihadist radicals and ma ...

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U.S. Ambassador Bush Leads Blood Donation Campaign in Rabat

Fez - U.S. Ambassador Dwight L. Bush, Sr. participated in a blood donation campaign in collaboration with the Moroccan National Center for Blood Transfusion at the American Club in Rabat. The campaign was conducted in response to the national blood shortage in Morocco. The campaign came after the National Center for Blood Transfusion which made an urgent request, calling on Moroccan citizens to volunteer an ...

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Amazigh Activist: Arabs Are Zionists, Jews Have Right to Establish Their State in Palestine

Rabat - The Moroccan anti-Islamist and secular Amazigh ‘poet,' Malika Mezzane has reportedly accused Arabs of Zionism, saying that “the Jewish people have the right to establish their nation in Palestine.” On Friday, Malika Mezzane told Med Radio in a talk show that “Arabs are more Zionists than the Jews.” She went on to add that Arabs) started believing they as if they were “the God’s chosen people, and th ...

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Brain-dead donor saves the lives of two patients in Fez and Casablanca

Rabat - A medical team from the Hassan II University Hospital in the city of Fez has successfully performed a kidney transplant from a brain-dead donor in order to save the lives of two patients located in the cities of Fez and Casablanca, MAP reports.  The transplant, the first of its kind to be performed on a brain-dead donor in the Hassan II hospital in Fez, was to help a woman from the city of Fez who w ...

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