Washington D.C - Moroccans have not forgotten King Felipe’s speech at the United Nations on September 21, 2016. The Spanish Monarch’s call for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara was hypocritical and unfitting. His Majesty conveniently disregarded the Spanish government harassment and repression against the pro-independence elected representatives of the Catalan people. King Filipe is no champion of self-determination.

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