Rabat - French philosopher, Bernard Henri-Lévy, hailed the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI’s speech on August 21, where he criticized the Takfiri ideology of ISIS and other terrorist groups.
Rabat – French philosopher, Bernard Henri-Lévy, hailed the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI’s speech on August 21, where he criticized the Takfiri ideology of ISIS and other terrorist groups.
In an editorial published on French Magazine Le Point, Henri-Lévy praised the king’s desire to combat terrorism in the midst of a lack of similar desire among Muslim and non-Muslim leaders.
According to the French news site, Le360, Henri-Lévy stated, “As we are entangled in the trap of the burkini, the global offensive vis-à-vis Jihadism has witnessed a decisive momentum.”
According to Henry-Lévy, what adds more power to the king’s already “strong words” in criticism of the Takfiri ideology is that these words emanate from the king who is also considered a “Commander of the Faithful.”
“He didn’t content himself, that day, with declaring the war against the Jihadists. He pronounced, this war, on land and in the skies…He put them outside of the law, not only that of Man, but also that of God,” saidthe French philosopher.
According to Henri-Lévy, King Mohammed VI’s targeting of the connection between Islam and politics that legitimizes the radicals’ misdeeds is what “isolated them in the community of believers…and broke the terrifying yet sacred influence they exerted on weak souls.”
The French philosopher ‘s recalls an analysis made by Moroccan political analyst, Samir Bennis, last month. In his article published on Le360, Bennis pointed out that the Moroccan monarch is the first Muslim to unequivocally condemn terrorists and say that they are not Muslims.
Bennis wrote, “What strikes the most when we carefully read the discourse…is particularly the part related to his unequivocal condemnation of terrorism and his definition of the position of Islam in connection with the notions of Jihad and martyrdom.”
Bennis also pointed out that the Mohamed VI speech filled a void in the Muslim world, “The tone that the king adopted when he raised the issue of terrorism and Jihad broke the silence of all the leaders of Muslim countries.”
Edited by Natalie Yazhary