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Skills and Qualifications Decide the Best English Language Teachers

By El Mehdi Oussellim Marrakech - The following is a reader reaction to the original article “The Hurdle of Native Speaker Requirement for English Language Teachers” by Abdelmounim Ait Hammou. Critical Analysis In his article, Ait Hammou addresses the issue of English native speakers being favoured to teach English in foreign countries. This issue has become more obvious especially in online vacancies. Many ...

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Teacher Trainees Crisis: No Justification for Use of Force Against Protestors

By Dina Touiss Marrakech - The following is a reader reaction to the original article “Morocco: The Crisis in the House of Education’’ by Abdellatif Zaki. Critical Analysis In this article, Abdellatif Zaki addresses the issue of the still-escalating teacher trainees’ crisis. On September 2015, Morocco’s ministry of Education passed two decrees. The first decree reduces the scholarship of teacher trainees by ...

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Birmingham Koran: Scientists Should Put Emphasis on the Study of the Koran

By Amine El Kounti Marrakech - The following is a reader reaction to the original article “Birmingham Koran May Have Belonged to Prophet Muhammad’s Friend Abu Bakr” by Morocco World News. Critical Analysis In his article, the author addresses the issue of the discovery of an ancient copy of the Koran at the University of Birmingham last year and claims that evidence suggests that this copy of the Holy Koran ...

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Beating a Moroccan Man in Philadelphia: The Story Has Two Sides

By Abdelali Elbouhssini Marrakech - The following is a reader reaction to the original article “Moroccan Man Beaten in Philadelphia for Speaking in Arabic,” by Morocco World News. Critical analysis In this article, Morocco World News addresses the issue of a man who has been attacked by a white, American man for speaking to an American woman in the Arabic language. The newspaper narrates the incident in det ...

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Opinion: A Call for Animal Protection in Morocco

By Zineb Sbai Rabat - It is high time to pass a law strengthening animal protection in Morocco. While Morocco is a Muslim society that is undergoing crucial changes and considerable developments with respect to human rights, animals are experiencing all kind of abuses at the hands of Moroccans. Unlike humans, these creatures are suffering silently, and their circumstances appear to be getting worse lately w ...

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Is Algeria Really “Satisfied” with the UN Resolution on the Sahara?

By Majid Morcelli San Francisco- The UN Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Moroccan Sahara for another year without a mandate to monitor human rights. Following the vote, Morocco and Algeria delivered their usual statements, but this time both Morocco and Algeria were delighted with the UN resolution. Algeria was "satisfied" with UN Security C ...

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Sahara and King’s speech: time has come to chart a new, more efficient strategy

New York- King Mohammed VI delivered last Friday, on the occasion of the opening of the two houses of parliament, an unprecedented speech, in which for the first time he blamed Morocco’s officials for their inefficiency in defending the Sahara, as well elected MP’s for lack of action in this regard. The Moroccan monarch urged the parliament to “elaborate an efficient action plan, using all parliamentary too ...

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The new government: the same faces changing seats

Smara, Morocco- A simple skimming of the list of the new government is enough to tell us that nothing has changed and that nothing will change in the country. We find the same names and political leaders and consequently the same mentalities. The only things that have changed are their seats and titles. Benkirane's move is an attempt to delay the aspirations and dreams of Moroccans who were disappointed wit ...

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Conversion of Mr. Bean to Islam: between Journalism ethics and Islam morals

RABAT- A lot of people follow news about celebrities converting to Islam, especially in the Arab world. But mostly, we find out that they were rumors. In such cases, deceptive news negatively affects the image of Islam, since Islamophobes exploit the opportunity to vilify Muslims. Most news sites and Islamic pages publish these false news stories on the social networking sites, without verifying their authe ...

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The powerful message of King Mohammed VI’s visit to Mali

Zineb Louh- Rabat - Tomorrow King Mohammed VI will be in Mali in order to participate in the inauguration of the new Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, according to a statement released by the royal house protocol and chancellery on Sunday. Mr. Keita, a former prime minister, won the election last month and has been sworn in as Mali’s new president at the Supreme Court in Bamako. This exceptional roy ...

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The Proposed Maghreb Union: Is it Viable?

Washington Following King Mohammed VI’s address to his ambassadors calling for greater action in diplomatic relations and economic development worldwide, the ambassadors get to work on the king’s agenda—starting with strengthening Maghreb relations. Calling for Maghreb unity that transcends conflict, disagreements, and petty politics requires a strategic agenda that integrates an inclusive political and dip ...

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An open letter to Racist Moroccans

By Ranya Sosse Alaoui Casablanca- MWN Dear Moroccan racist, yes it’s who I am talking to. You who, disgusted by Black Africans, is yet curiously fascinated by Obama, 2chainz, Lil’ Wayne or Denzel Washington, You, who qualifies blacks as a “dirty race,” “a race that stinks,” you say “they give off a strange, disgusting smell.” You ask “What are they coming to mess up our country?” “Why are they getting jobs ...

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