“The people presented as Moroccans are African Americans from a sect. The city representative talks about Moroccan Americans in her speech but the people around her have nothing to do with Morocco!” said one commentator.

Moorish Science Temple of America Represents Morocco at Flag-Raising Ceremony
Members of the Moorish Science Temple of America standing with City Representative Sheila Hess following the official ceremony.
Juliette Owen-Jones is a journalist and editor at Morocco World News.