The International Symposium on "Climate Changes: New Approaches, New Technologies, New Opportunities, Involvement of African Skills from « Here and Elsewhere" ended on Saturday evning, November 12, 2016 in Marrakech.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), accompanied Mr. Ayoub Makhloufi, a member of the Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute (MIPAI), aboard the electric vehicle that Transported the photovoltaic torch from Paris to Marrakech for the COP 22.

The second day of the symposium on climate changes in Africa, organized by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), Saturday 12 November 2016 was focused on education in Environmental protection.

A conference on "Human Rights, Mobility, Migration" was organized on Friday 11 November 2016 in Marrakech, by the symposium on climate changes in Africa. 

Moroccan policy in Africa has  reached a higher level with the tour of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in East Africa, underlined the minister delegated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Nasser Bourita, in an interview published Friday on the website of the French Newspaper "Le Monde Afrique".

In the groundwork of the symposium on climate, a  session on "energy resources and efficiency, carbon" took place Friday, November 11, 2016 in Marrakech.

The International Climate Symposium begun Friday morning  11 November 2016 in Marrakech. Were present at the opening of the climate meeting Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME), Mr. Anis Birou, Minister in charge of Moroccans living Foreign Affairs and Migration Affairs, Ms. Charafat Afailal, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, in charge of water and Mrs. Amina Benkhadra, Director-General Of the National Board of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM).

The Council of the moroccan Community iving Abroad (CCME) organized a press conference Thursday  10 november 2016 in  Marrakech, on "climate changes in Africa ».

The caravan MIPAI (The Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute) carrying the torch "Light Us", arrived in Marrakech, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The project is backed by the Council for the Moroccan Community living Abroad.

Zacharia Saha, Ayoub and Makhloufi Manal Ali Jiar and their friends presented the torch "Light Us" and the convoy of electric vehicles during a press conference.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and its partners is organizing a press conference this evening 10 november 2016 in Marrakech at the eve of the international symposium on climate changes.

The members  of the African Parliaments (UPA) who met in Rabat from 5 to 9 November 2016 for the 69th session of the Executive Committee and the 39 th conference, "support the initiative of HM King for the return of the Kingdom of Morocco in the African institutional family, "said Mrs Marie Ange Lukiana, national MP and Chair of the delegation of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the closure of the 5 day meeting in Rabat.

In this message, the Sovereign expressed to Trump His best wishes for success in this new mission and endeavors to lead the American people towards further progress and prosperity.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), took part tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Molenbeek district of Brussels to the launching  of the "Flame of Hope", the sculpture accomplished by the Moroccan-Belgian artist Mustapha Zoufri In the name of the victims of the Brussel and Paris terrorist attacks.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:20

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

Many questions come to mind regarding the correlation between climate change, migration and the Moroccan community abroad. In light of the waves of migration, what could be the link between COP22 and migratory matters?

M. Boussouf : As the organizer of the COP22, Morocco claims to be at the same level as other countries, which have the capability to host large-scale events and naturally contribute to resolving international issues. The mission of our nation during this COP will mainly be of executive nature as this conference was preceded by the COP21 during which all parties committed to adhere a process designed to protect the environment and to mitigate climate change impacts.

Consequently, the Kingdom’s mission during this summit is to define the execution mechanisms to take up the climate challenge. His Majesty wants to position this event as an African summit. Indeed, Africa is the continent most impacted by global warming and these effects will determine its future.

The mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Françoise Schepmans, and the General Secretary of the Council for the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, launched « The Sculpture of Hope » Thursday 8 november 2016.

King Mohammed VI delivered, on Sunday 6 november 2016, in Dakar, a speech to the Moroccan people on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Green March.

Huge efforts have been made to make a success of the 22th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) held from 7 to 18 November in Marrakesh.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will take part to the COP 22 held in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. The participation of the Council will be mainly focused on the impact of climate changes on in Africa.

"The migratory movement  is a consequence of climate change," says M.Abdellah Boussouf, General Secretary of CCME adding that "African skills in the world are able to actively participate in reducing the challenges associated with these changes."

Saturday, 05 November 2016 20:30

Noor Festival

"The spirit of Morocco organized on the 41st anniversary  of The Green March at the Royal Albert Hall" in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad and Al Hassanya Moroccan Womes's project LTD presided by Mrs Souad Talsi,CCME Member in the Uk, in pictures.

"Following the telephone conversation of 31 October 2016 between His Majesty the King, May God assist him, and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, Chairman of the African Union, about the sharing of the Moroccan request membership in the pan-African organization, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, held talks Thursday, November 3, 2016, with the Chairperson of the African Commission, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, "said a communiqué of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Thursday 3 november 2016.

Moroccan-French author Leila Slimani’s Chanson douce (Sweet Song) has won « le Prix Goucourt », France’s most prominent literary prize, thursday 3 november 2016.

The Moroccan unique voice, Fatima-Zohra El Qortobi will sing 6 november 2016, at the Royal Albert Hall and Nour Festival which will  present an showcast the multi-cultural heritage of Morocco. This event is organized in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad and Al-Hassanya Moroccan Women’s Project Ltd.

The works of the 23rd national days of the Moroccan Association for Historical Research (AMRH) started Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM), with the partnership of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) under the theme "Handling differences : the Moroccan model of living together and acceptance of the Other."

The Moroccan Association for Historical Research (AMRH) organizes in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) and the university and human sciences in Rabat from 27 to 29 October 2016 in the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM), its 23rd national days under under the theme « the Moroccan model of living together and the embracement of diversity»

A seminar titled "Advanced regionalization for the Moroccans living abroad and their regions of origin" will take place 27 october 2016 in Beni Mellal at the Chamber  of agriculture of the city.

The 13th international festival "Cinema and Migration" organized in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, will take place in Agadir from 15 to 19 November, with the Ivory Coast  as guest country.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:23

The CCME endorses the project "Light Us"

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) endorses in partnership with the "MIPAI" (The Moroccan Intelligence and Public Affairs Institute) the project "Light Us" (Enlighten Us) carried out by two young Moroccans living abroad, Zacharia Saha and Ayoub Makhloufi.

The 4th edition of the documentary film festival "of Tangiers  in partnership with the Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) will be held from 26 to 29 October 2016.

The exhibition "Morocco throughout the ages" was inaugurated in Paris on 12 October 2016 by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid at the Museum of the Order of Liberation. This unique exhibition will continue until December 30.

The Collège de France in Paris organizes, in partnership with the foundation Hugot, from 12 to 14 October 2016, an academic seminar on "the Migrant Crisis" in Europe since summer 2015.

The 13th international festival "Cinema and Migration" organized in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) will take place in Agadir from 15 to 19 November, with the Ivory Coast  as guest country.

His Majesty the King Mohammed VI appointed  on Monday 10 october 2016, Mr Abdelilah Benkirane, the leader of the Party of Justice and developement (PJD). The conservative political party won last week's parliamentary elections.

The colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded by the Nobel for 2016 to  for his efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. A war  that has cost the lives of at least 220 000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) received Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Council  in Rabat, a delegation of the elected French-Moroccan  circle of Eugène Delacroix. The group is in Morocco to observe the Legislative elections of 7 October.

"Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees" says an Amnesty International Report on the refugee crisis published Wednesday 4 october 2016. 

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:19

Open doors day in the German mosques

Germany’s Muslim community opened like every year since 1997, the doors of its mosques, to non-Muslims Monday 3 october 2016, to encourage dialogue and help overcome misunderstandings about Islam.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), received Friday, September 30, 2016 the council in Rabat, a french civil society group from the city of Alsace (Strasbourg).

The phone call between His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the German Chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel, on Wednesday,September 28, 2016, will give a new incentive to the Moroccan-German cooperation in the domain of migration, said Mr. Stanislaw Tillich, Head of the German Bundesrat (Upper House), during his official visit in Rabat.

The campaign against Islamophobia launched monday 26 september 2016, begins this Tuesday , just 10 days after a radicalized bombing suspect exploded a device in Chelsea, in the neighborhood of Manhattan injuring 29 people.

More than 85.53% of 27,449 applications for the regularization of migrants living in Morocco have been accepted, said Thursday, September 22, 2016, in New York, Mr Driss El Yazami, the chairman of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) and Head of civil society in the pole of the COP22. 

The Moroccan artist Mustapha Zoufri realized a monument named "Flame of Hope" which will be raised in  Molenbeek (Saint John), in tribute to the victims of the attacks of Paris and Brussels. The work was carried on in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME).

The Parisian  Montaigne Institute (Liberal) has recently published a report on Islam in France titled : "A French Islam is possible." In this report, the French think tank makes proposals to the groundwork of a « French Islam ».

The Moroccan business and investment opportunities for the moroccans living abroad will be the main subject of a meeting scheduled on Saturday 17 september 2016 in the city of Copenhagen, capital of Denmark.

As part of the support and assistance given to Moroccans living abroad during the Marhaba operation in 2016, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, gave His instructions to the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to assist the passengers, all Moroccans living abroad, in  the see of Cartagena (200 km north of Almeria in Spain), after a breakdown of the ship that was to carry them from Tangier Med to Barcelona, ​​ says a statement of the Foundation Mohammed V.

King Mohammed VI addressed, on Saturday 30 august 2016, a speech to the nation on the occasion of the sixty third anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People.

Taha Adnan, the writer and Moroccan poet living in Brussels has published :"This is not a suitcase" with the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the Ministry of Culture.

The family of the late Loubna Lafquiri, Moroccan victim of bloody attacks that targeted the Belgian capital Brussels, 22 March 2016, expressed this Sunday 31 July, its gratitude to His Majesty King Mohammed VI for Mrs Lafquiri's family in these painful circumstances.

In his throne speech, King Mohammed VI has once again paid tribute to the Moroccans of  the World for their unwavering commitment to their country of origin. "We appreciate the true value of their contribution to the development of their country and to defend its supreme interests," said His Majesty the King adding "We renew and reaffirm every time and on every occasion, our thanks and stress the need to address appropriately the issues that affect them, either inside the country or countries of residence. In this, it is no exaggeration on our part because, in reality, they fully deserve our gratefulness and more. "

The gathering of the international conference on "Moroccans of the world and the advanced regionalization" was launched Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the House of Councillors in Rabat. The speeches unanimously called for the envolvement of the moroccans living abroad in the strategy of the advanced regionalization.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the moroccan second Chamber, organize an international symposium called : "Moroccans of the world and the advanced regionalization" on 27 and 28 July 2016 in Rabat in the Assembly.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organizes an exhibition named "The Art of Tolerance" from June 21 to July 31 2016 at the Bab Rouah gallery in Rabat.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) inaugurated, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the gallery Bab Rouah in Rabat, the exhibition  "The Art of Tolerance". An event that  brings together the works, in connection with tolerance, and  hope,  of more than 20 artists

An illegal migrant  entered irregularly in the EU may be imprisoned only because he is undocumented, if he has not been subjected to a return procedure, reaffirmed Tuesday, June 7, 2016 the Court of justice of the European Union.This decision is in line with a judgment delivered in 2011, in which the European Court already stated that European law was opposed "to any legislation of a Member State" punishing "illegal residence by imprisonment" .

The Council of the Moroccan Community abroad wishes to all the Muslims of the world its best wishes at the occasion of  the holy month of Ramadan

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 08:52

The Marhaba operation 2016 is launched

The host operation "Marhaba 2016" for the Moroccans of the world, has been launched on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at midnight and will pursue until September 15, 2016, announced the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) participated on  Monday, May 23, 2016 in Settat, in the sixth annual meeting : » "Development of research in Humanities and Social Sciences "of Hassan the 1st University.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Ibn Zuhr University of AgadirIn in partnership with the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), hosted on 12 and 13 May 2016, the fourth scientific meeting under the theme "the tools and methods of geographical analysis."

A ceremony was held Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Dubai for the opening of a new Consulate of  the Kingdom of Morocco. Several Moroccan and foreign personalities, and a large number of members of the Moroccan community living in the United Arab Emirates, assisted to this opening.

The Laboratory of "Geography, Management and Demography", in collaboration with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and in coordination with the laboratory studies on "Migration Research Centre, Anthropology", organize on 12 and 13 May 2016, its fourth scientific meeting under the theme "tools and methods of geographical analysis" at the Faculty of humanities of the University Ibn Zuhr ofAgadir.

London has a new mayor: Sadiq Khan, 45, a child of a Muslim Pakistani immigrant, member of the Labour Party (New Labour), has sworn in Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Cathedral of Soutwark the British capital after his election without any surprise the day before.

The National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) hosted, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the presentation of the  "the Moroccan personality: dynamic of diversity" directed by professors from different backgrounds, with the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community abroad (CCME).

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organizes, from 20 April to 20 May 2016, at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM), the exhibition "Moroccan migrants and travelers."

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) held on Monday, April 18, 2016, a press conference to present the exhibition "Moroccans: migrants and travelers" that will be held from April 20 to May 20 at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM).

A British delegation of government officials  researchers, and members of a project entitled « The project for Morocco , Tunisia and Lebanon » : « Strengthening the Resilience in the MENA Region " are meeting on the 19th April 2016, Mr Abdellah Boussouf the Secretary General of the Council (CCME) in the Council in Rabat.

On the sidelines of the 60th session of the Committee on the Status of Women held in New York, the  working group "Gender Approach and New Generation" of the Council of the Moroccan community abroad (CCME) and Jossour Forum of Moroccan women (Jossour FFM) jointly organized a conference on the theme "No peace without sustainable development: the case of Moroccan women from « here and elsewhere." The Constitutional Institution and NGOs have opted for a partnership to discuss the experience of Moroccan women of the world, in terms of the fragile rights obtained and the  challenges which stil have to be raised. 

The private visit of HM King Mohammed VI that started in Amsterdam Friday, March 25 2016, sparked many comments in the Dutch press which was  surprised and appreciative to see the King greeted by young Dutch of Moroccans.

A Moroccan woman was killed in the terrorist attacks that struck Brussels Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Four Moroccans were injured, two seriously, according to a provisional toll of Moroccan diplomatic sources in Brussels.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 21:04

Belgium: Brussels deadly bombings

Brussels awoke this Tuesday, March 22 in horror: Two attacks occurred almost simultaneously in the metro of Maelbeek and the Zaventem airport. the assesment of this terrorist catastrophe is at least 34 dead and 300 wounded some of whom are in critical condition.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), received Wednesday on March 16 th 2016, at the siege of Council in Rabat, Mr. Ally Coulibaly, Minister of African Integration of Ivory Coast. The minister was accompanied by Mr. Issiaka Konate, CEO of Ivorians living in foreign countries.

"Following the shooting incident on Sunday in the seaside resort of Grand Bassam in Cote d'Ivoire, HM King Mohammed VI held a phone conversation with Alassan Ouattara, President the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, in which the sovereign expressed to the Ivorian President His sincere condolences and deep compassion”, HM the King’s Office said in a statement.

Thursday, 10 March 2016 15:50

A Goup of American students at the CCME

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) received, on Thursday, 10th March 2016, at  the council  in Rabat, a delegation of 23 American students visiting Morocco, as part of a joint cultural program on immigration and identity, organized by the Centre for intercultural learning in Rabat and several American universities.

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) organized on Thursday, 10th March 2016, a press conference to present three new studies: "Social protection of Moroccan immigrants - France", "The social protection of Moroccan immigrants - case of Spain "and" the Moroccan immigration in the Balearic islands (Spain)".

Saturday, 27 February 2016 09:57

Netherlands: Nazis threaten dozens of mosques

A nazi  threatening letter was sent on Thursday, February 25, 2016 to dozens of mosques in the Netherlands. The "authors" of the letter announced that they would soon make a  "visit" to mosques adding : "Islam is an evil religion."

A report by the Belgian inter-federal Centre for Equal Opportunities (UNIA) published on 24 February 2016 says that there has been  a net increase in discrimination and hate speech in 2015:  Nearly 404 cases of " racist incitement against 338 in 2010", notes the report.

 

The Dutch second House voted on Tuesday 16th february 2016, for the unilateral cancellation of the social security convention signed on february 1972 with Morocco confirming the vote of the Parliament. 

The Dutch social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher said after the vote, that it does not mean that all doors to new negotiations with Morocco are closed, the limit of the latter date being "fixed" by the Dutch government to July 1, 2016.

The Dutch Minister of Social Affairs, (PvdA- social democrats) added that the Dutch Government  wants to pursue the negotiations with Morocco until the deadline fixed  unilaterally by the Dutch part in the coming months to to find an agreement with Morocco.

December 2015, the Minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and migration, Mr Anis Birou had claimed to have reached a near-final version of the Moroccan-Dutch agreement on the issue of the social security for rights holders of the Moroccan community in the Netherlands.

The agreement said that the extent of the 40% compensation from the Dutch social security would not affect Moroccan rights, beneficiaries but will be applied to future Moroccan beneficiaries.

But the the NGO coordination against the reduction of family allowances, warned in a statement in response to the Dutch project that '' Any cancellation of the 1972 agreement will  affect the interests of the Moroccan community in the Netherlands ''.

  

The NGO had "denounced a decision  that defies all UN and EU resolutions on the rights of immigrants and children ''

 

The Dutch Justice annulled at first instance and on appeal all decisions related to the reduction of these allowances in particular those of widows and children. They were considered "contrary to bilateral agreements on social security and international and European conventions."

Audrey Azoulay, 43, was appointed minister of culture and communication, February 11, 2016, following the cabinet reshuffle in France. Councilor of François Hollande in charge of Culture and Communication, Audrey Azoulay is the daughter of Mr. André Azoulay, HM the King adviser.

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Chad signed on Tuesday 9th February 2016, in Rabat, an Islamic cooperation agreement and a memorandum on the training of 200 Chadian imams in Morocco.

Nearly 23,000 new companies were created in the Netherlands in 2014 by foreign entrepreneurs, mostly of dual national Moroccans and Turks, said Friday 5 february 2016, the Dutch central bureau of Statistics (CBS).

President Barack Obama visited,  on Wednesday 3 february 2016, the U.S mosque of Baltimore in a context of growing Islamophobia. It is the first visit to a mosque of the american president, since his endorsment 7 years ago. 

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), the European Council of Moroccan Ulemas and the German Goethe Institute, have signed on 15 January 2016, in the Belgian capital, Brussels, an agreement for the training of imams Germany on German language.

Mrs. Zoulikha Nasri, 70, native of Oujda, died on Wednesday in Rabat following a stroke. Mrs Zoulikha Nasri, became on March 29th, 2000 the first and only woman ever appointed to the post of Advisor of His Majesty  King Mohammed VI. Appointed head of the Mohammed VI Foundation in 1999, Mrs. Zoulikha Nasri's name will forever be linked to the Marhaba operation which was an unprecedented event for Moroccans living abroad who spend their holidays in their home country.
More than 2 million moroccans of the world took advantage of this unprecedented operation in the history of the Kingdom: social workers, doctors, and many volunteers were placed in resting points or at border crossings.

The second consultative meeting organized by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) was dedicated on December 13, 2015, to "Academic research on Moroccan Islam and the Moroccan community in Europe."

A delegation of american-moroccan origin was received by M.Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Council, in Rabat.

The conference of the consultative meeting on the Moroccan community and religious issues in Europe has opened Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Rabat. Organized by the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), the event was marked by the  speech ofM.Abdellah Boussouf, the Secretary General of the Council.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf , Secretary General of the Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME),  said in a recent interview with the moroccan daily paper « Akhbar El Youm » that the biggest challenge facing female Moroccan migrants in Gulf countries is stereotyping propagandized and propagated by the media, which overlook the women talents in these countries, who are ambassadors and role models in the countries of residence.

The first round of the regional elections, which took place in France on Sunday December 6th 2015, has set the National Front party, led by Marine le Pen, ahead of the traditional republican parties.

Migration is at the heart of interest for the key competing parties in the Spanish parliamentary elections, scheduled on 20 December 2015. The Spanish parties dedicated a considerable part to present their proposals, during the official launch of the election campaign.

Under the High Patronage of H.M. King Mohammed VI and H.H. Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirate's (UAE) capital, hosts from 4 to 11 December, 2015, the exhibition “Moroccan Heritage Week”. It is held at the National Exhibition Center and “Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club”.

Mrs Anne Brasseur, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said recently at the opening of the meeting of the Committee of the PACE, in Sofia (Bulgaria) that "Migration is not a threat to our democracies"because the real threats "are intolerance and hatred".

Le Figaro Published some sociodemographic studies by several French researchers, in which they forecasted 10 years ago what France is facing.

On Thursday, a Moroccan immigrant was on the brink of death due to a hate crime in Pittsburgh, Hazelwood.

A research team in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, led by the Moroccan inventor Rachid Yazami, made an invention of a smart chip that can cut recharging time to ten minutes or less.

Mr. Abdellah Boussouf Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), met, on Friday November 27, 2015, at the Council in Rabat, a group of historians and researchers whose work is dedicated to highlighting the characteristics of Moroccan identity via trajectories of personalities that have marked the history of the Kingdom.

Friday, 27 November 2015 18:44

Press Review

Independent : “Paris attacks: Women targeted as hate crime against British Muslims soars following terrorist atrocity”

According to statistics, there is a 300% increase in acts against Muslims in Britain after the recent Paris Attacks

The Independent says that with the increase of hate crimes against British Muslims, following the Paris Attacks, the victims were mostly Muslim girls and women aged from 14 to 45. As per a report to the Government’s working group on anti-Muslim hatred, 115 cases of Islamophobia assaults were hitherto recorded in Britain alone since the Paris attacks. The perpetrators are mainly white males between the ages 15-35. 

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Guardian: “Sweden slams shut its open-door policy towards refugees”

Sweden reverses sharply its open-door policy towards asylum-seekers to the EU-minimum. Prime minister says: 

“It pains me that Sweden is no longer capable of receiving asylum seekers at the high level we do today. We simply cannot do any more.” Most refugees would receive only temporary residence permits from April and there would be severe restriction on the right to bring families to Sweden, the Prime Minister adds.

This U-turn in refugee policy, following the imposition of border controls two weeks ago, is a policy choice the ruling red-green coalition used to see unthinkable until asylum seekers began arriving this autumn at a rate of 10,000 a week. Based on official estimates, up to 190,000 could come to Sweden this year. 

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Guardian: “One in five Muslims do what? How to create your own dodgy data”

The guardian criticizes a controversial and provocative front page by the Sun headlined: “1 in a 5 Brit Muslims Sympathy for jihadis”. 

The author stresses that this is one among a litany of worrying claims and reports based on completely unreliable figures and polls; “there are about three million Muslims in the UK, and 600,000 of them support violent terrorists? A terrifying thought, in the wake of the recent Paris attacks”.

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In his turn, Mr. Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, points out “A survey on British Muslim sympathies doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, yet it has been aggressively reported by the Sun just when hate crimes are soaring”. The author, referred to this as systematic scaremongering which will pour oil on the fire of tensions across the country.

Mr. Versi cites Dr. Maria Soblewska, who is a senior lecturer in quantitative methods at the University of Manchester, as saying that, based on an in-depth study of 14 polls of British Muslim opinion in the 18 months after the 2005 bombings in London, “public opinion polls have no value for estimating the number of prospective and likely extremists and terrorists,” and that it is “truly scary to think that our counterterrorism policy may rely on these polls”.

 

Washington Post: “A harvest of anti-Muslim hatred”

In its opening, the Washington Post talks about the hate crimes against Muslims in the US. 

The newspaper describes a meeting in a mosque to discuss an enlargement plan: “a representative of the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg, which seeks to build a larger facility than the one it has inhabited peaceably for 15 years, was talking the lingo of planning and permitting. The protesters who kept interrupting him spoke a different tongue: the language of hatred.” 

It adds that one of the protesters pointed his finger at Samer Shalaby, who is a Muslim trustee of the center, and said: “Nobody, nobody, nobody wants your evil cult in this county. I will do everything in my power to make sure that that doesn’t happen, because you are terrorists. Every one of you are terrorists. . . Every Muslim is a terrorist.” In astonishment, Mr. Shalaby replied mildly, “How did you come up with that?”.

The editorial board adduces that “bigotry has a long history in the United States”, and that it not really surprising that “it showed its snarling face in Fredericksburg last week”, just four days after the Paris attacks. In the same vein, it criticizes the “toxic rhetoric of presidential candidates and governors, who vilified Muslims since that terrorist attack”.

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Washington Post (Column): Attacks on American Muslims are growing uglier by the day. It must stop.

In turn, Washington Post’s columnist Petula Dvorak criticized the demagogy vented by some presidential candidates: “Political opportunists running for president have been cooking up a heaping platter of anti-Muslim sentiment since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. 

They’ve geared us up for an epic Hategiving with their ugly proposals to shut down mosques, register American Muslims and reject Syrian refugees who aren’t Christians.” She commented on a proposal to register Muslims in the US: “The tone is actually worse than it was after the Sept. 11 attacks on our own soil. Registration by religion? Sounds like Nazi Germany, not a country with a First Amendment that enshrines freedom of religion.”

“Why are we degenerating so quickly and so far from our country’s founding values? Because it’s an election year. And political leaders — egged on by the grandstanding and lies of Donald Trump — are peddling fear like it’s a miracle drug.” The author notes.

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