Rabat - One is flabbergasted and shocked beyond belief on reading a piece, of what may be termed “trash journalism”, published by the electronic journal Qantara, on the world traveler Ibn Battuta. This article, entitled "The Great Arab Traveller Ibn Battuta Contemporary Witness or Impostor?" written by Lewis Gropp, who is the editor of “Qantara.de - Dialogue with the Islamic world,” a literary theorist, and a journalist focusing on religious issues and cultural dialogue.

Islamic mystic Ibn Battuta
Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.