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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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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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My Mom and My Moroccan Dream

By Mohamed Hajjam Washington- True Story: I was born in Medina Kdima and grew up in Derb Sultan, in Csablanca. To this day, I am proud of being 'Casawi' (native of Csablanca) and 'Weld Mdina Kdima' (from the old part of the city). I grew up like any other kid in Houma (neighborhood). We played in the street and never set foot in a daycare. The beach and pools were free for us wled medina and our favorite pa ...

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Cab Ride Experience in Morocco, a Sweet Dream or a Nightmare?

Fez - Returning home to live in your own country after a long time dwelling abroad for whatever reason — vacationing, a self-discovery trip, a pursuit of knowledge journey — can be fraught with hardships, to say the least.  For one thing, you can experience what you might call a reverse cultural shock. Things that are routine to you abroad might seem abnormal to your new surroundings at home; habits and rou ...

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Morocco Urges the Netherlands to Cancel Unilateral Decision on Family Allowance

Amsterdam - Morocco called, at a meeting on Wednesday in the Hague, on the Netherlands' authorities to cancel their unilateral decision on family allowance reduction, underlining the need to preserve the acquired rights of Moroccan expats. The meeting, which was attended by a Moroccan delegation led by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training Mimoun Bentaleb and officials ...

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Moroccan Man decides to Leave the Netherlands, Check Reaction of Dutch People

Fez - After listening to the right wing politician, Geert Wilders, calling for less Moroccan in The Netherlands in a rally, Nesim El Ahmadi, a Moroccan Dutch student, decided to leave the Netherlands and go back to his country of origins, Morocco. Nesim packed his bag heading to the airport. Along his way, he wanted to thank Dutch people for letting him stay in the Netherlands for over 20 years. "I am going ...

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France: 15 Moroccans Arrested for Allegedly Stealing 2,000 Solar Panels in Italy

Casablanca- The French police arrested 15 Moroccans last week at Sète Port, Montpellier in France, for allegedly stealing more than 2,000 solar panels in Italy. Fifteen Moroccan drivers holding Italian visas were arrested last week at Sète Port as they were allegedly preparing to ship more than 2,500 stolen solar panels to Tangier. “They were apprehended for organized gang robbery,” the Montpellier prosecut ...

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Moroccan-French Humorist Jamal Debbouze “Humiliated” at Paris-Orly Airport

Casablanca- After the “humiliating” way in which Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister, Salaheddine Mezoua, was treated at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport last week, Moroccan-French humorist Jamal Debbouze recently experienced a similar treatment at Paris-Orly Airport.   According to Anass newspaper’s issue of Monday, Moroccan-French humorist Jamal Debbouze was with his wife, the journalist Milessa Theuriau, wh ...

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Belgium: Moroccan Woman Fired for Praying at Work, Speaking Arabic

Rabat- Habiba Zerouani, a Moroccan living in Belgium, says she was unfairly dismissed for praying at her workplace and speaking Arabic. After spending fourteen years at the Saint-Josse Public Centre for Social Work (CPAS) in Belgium, 56-year-old Habiba Zerouani was fired after her employer accused her of speaking Arabic and praying during working hours. Talking to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir, Habiba said ...

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Netherlands: Moroccan Entrepreneur Started as a Cleaner, Became a Millionaire

Rabat - Moroccan entrepreneur Rahma El Mouden is the founder & CEO of MAS Dienstverleners. She started as a cleaning woman in the Netherlands, and now she owns the Specialist Cleaner company with a revenue of  € 8 million ($11 million) and over 400 Dutch employees. Despite the racism against Moroccans in the Netherlands - just a few days ago the Freedom Party leader said he wanted fewer Moroccans in the ...

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Are Moroccans Racist Towards Sub-Saharan Immigrants?

Marrakech - Today, Friday March 21st, was the first day of a new Moroccan campaign called “I’m not called Azzi” –Azzi meaning a dark skinned person in Moroccan Arabic- which was organized for the first time ever to sensitize people on the importance of tolerance and fighting racism in Morocco. Morocco is known to host different racial groups who, most of the time, co-live without any confrontation or issues ...

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Netherlands: A Moroccan selfie campaign in reaction to anti-Moroccan remarks

Casablanca- After insulting remarks made by anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders about the Moroccan community in the Netherlands, Dutch Moroccans have responded with a selfie campaign that has emerged on all social platforms.   I see Dutch Moroccans everywhere promoting the #bornhere campaign. No one should feel unwelcome in their own country ?? — Nadia #cap17án (@CristianosArmy) March 18, 2014 ...

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