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Date of posting : September 4, 2017

Jeune Afrique’s Association of Morocco and Terrorism ‘Unacceptable, Provocative

The choice by “Jeune Afrique” of a cover associating Morocco with terrorism is an unacceptable, provocative and deplorable act, said, on Thursday in Rabat, minister delegate for relations with parliament and civil society, spokesperson of government Mustapha El Khalfi.

During a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting, El Khalfi said that he has contacted “Jeune Afrique” and voiced his condemnation of this act, underlining that the magazine’s cover runs counter its content which say that it is absurd to say that Morocco is exporting terrorists.

For El Khalfi, the explanation given by “Jeune Afrique” did not make amends for the blatant harm caused by the cover, which seems, either voluntarily or involuntarily, to toe the line with unjust campaign led in some countries and social networks attempting to create a negative stereotype linking our country to terrorism.

El Khalfi added that Morocco is an example in the fight against terrorism and that its counterterrorism policy is duplicated in several countries.