Casablanca - In the wake of the Istanbul terror attack, which claimed the lives of 39 and injured more than 65 at a nightclub, the Moroccan social media response to the tragic event proved to be divided.
Casablanca – In the wake of the Istanbul terror attack, which claimed the lives of 39 and injured more than 65 at a nightclub, the Moroccan social media response to the tragic event proved to be divided.
While many denounced the attack, which resulted in the death of 2 Moroccans and the injury of 4, others blamed the Moroccan female victims for even being in a nightclub in the first place.
Others however, seemed repulsed by the lack of tact and the outright hatred displayed by some on social media.
@angry_twitto Les commentaires écœurants sur les Marocaines qui victimes de l’attentat en Turquie sont insoutenables.
— Omar Exacoustos (@o_exacoustos) January 3, 2017
Twitter user @o_exacoustos writes: “The disgusting comments on the Moroccan victims of the Turkey terrorist attack are unbearable.”
“Are you God to judge them? To insult them? You are ignorants, simply ignorants, and it is you who gives a bad name to our beautiful religion with your hatred, you are the danger of Islam.”
“If it had been men would they have reacted the same way? I highly doubt it,” one Facebook user wrote.
À lire les commentaires sur les marocaines décédées ou blessées dans la boite de nuit en Turquie, on se croirait en plein moyen âge…
— A.O (@AmazzalOussama) January 3, 2017
Twitter user @AmazzalOussama writes: “Reading this comments on the dead or injured Moroccan women at the Turkish nightclub, one would think we were in the Middle Ages.”
The divineness, if anything, suggests there is a disturbing discrepancy in the moral values of Moroccans, with many finding it acceptable to judge the behavior of these women as outright debauchery, and some even going as far as claiming this behavior is deserving of punishment.