Washington- In a recent interview with France 24 English, Morocco’s sole openly homosexual writer/filmmaker, Abdellah Taia optimistically foreshadows Moroccan society in the future, stating, “Morocco is actually ahead of other Arab countries when it comes to homosexuality, because at least the issue has been debated in the press.” He also said that “there’s a place for gays in Islam. As he awaits Morocco’s approval to release his first film, ‘Salvation Army’, he discusses growing up in Morocco as a homosexual and his lasting connection to his homeland.

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Nadia Elboubkri is a graduate of Temple University where she holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science with a focus on Middle Eastern studies and political economy.