El Jadida - To respond to the strong comments made by the imam Yahya al-Mdaghri affiliated to Hamza mosque in Salé during a recent Friday sermon when he blamed the inhabitants of the Rif for the last earthquake that shook the region and scared the population, we would like to highlight the fact that what the sermonizer attested to his audience either regarding the earthquake or the drought as being divine forms of punishment sent to us as warnings for us to redress our moral conduct is not unfamiliar in Moroccan history.

Yahya al-Mdaghri