Washington DC- Moroccans are accustomed to Algeria’s anti-Morocco rhetoric when it comes to the Western Sahara conflict that opposes the two nations.  Algeria dispatches on a regular basis national and international personalities to champion the Sahrawi cause in international conferences. Yet, the “militancy” of former Algerian athlete Hassiba Boulmerka for the self-determination of the Sahara stands out as a joke and an affront to human rights activism around the world.

Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.