Rabat - In response to the video of a Moroccan woman being harassed in Casablanca 300 times over the course of 10 hours, Islamic rapper and YouTube celebrity, Sheikh Sar, released a new video on his YouTube channel.
Rabat – In response to the video of a Moroccan woman being harassed in Casablanca 300 times over the course of 10 hours, Islamic rapper and YouTube celebrity, Sheikh Sar, released a new video on his YouTube channel.
The video footage shows him following women in skinny jeans and miniskirts and filming them, suggesting that women harass men, as well.
Sheikh Sar entitled his new video “a man harassed 100 times in an hour”, in order to mock a Moroccan girl from Casablanca who released a video earlier this month showing her being harassed 300 times.
Sheikh Sar’s video has gone viral, sparking controversy on social media. In the video, Sheikh Sar apparently tried to justify shooting women’s behinds, claiming that he wants to prove that women try to seduce men by wearing provocative skinny jeans and miniskirts.
The self-proclaimed imam claimed that women are more to blame for street harassment than men.
Meanwhile, Moroccan social media users condemned the act, calling it a violation of individual freedoms. Many social media users accused him of attempting to increase the number of the views on his videos.
Some Moroccan politicians and human rights activists slammed Sheikh Sar, including Charafat Afilal, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, who considered filming the women an assault on women’s sanctity and bodies.
Similarly, Khadija Rebah, a lawyer and human rights activist called on the government to arrest Sheikh Sar.
“Sheikh Sar must be detained for investigation as long as the Moroccan government claims to fight the stereotyped image of woman in media,” said Khadija Rebah.
She goes on to add that the video is a violation of individual freedoms, adding that Sheikh Sar offended both men and women.
Sheikh Sar, on the other hand, reacted strongly to the harsh criticism that he has received. In a post on his Facebook page, Sheikh Sar addressed the female activists who are attacking him. “You are offering your body to passersby on the street for free, but it bothers you when it’s being shown on YouTube? …. I have the right to film women, just like the girl who filmed men harassing her. Plus, I did not show the faces of the women filmed,” Sheikih Sar wrote.
He goes so far as to claim that he is a “thorn in the side“ of those who called for his arrest, saying that if he can make a video showing women’s behinds, then there are actually more women dressed that way in reality in Morocco.
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