Congratulations on your newly acquired freedom! If you were truly innocent and arbitrarily imprisoned, those responsible for your misery must certainly be judged and punished. Allegedly, you have masterminded the terrorist attacks that took place in our beloved Morocco in 2003. I really hope you were not behind them, because if you truly were, and found guilty through a due process of law, then your place is surely in prison, as by killing innocent Moroccans, you would have taken the most valuable freedom of all: the freedom to live. My God has no excuse for that. How about yours?
Again, I hope you enjoy your newly acquired freedom and that your future actions will bear positive impacts on your life and the lives of people around you. But as I hear your first statement after your release from jail: I have to tell you that you have not learned anything from the injustice you may have faced, which leads me to think that you were perhaps guilty, and that your release may have nothing to do with the triumph of freedom.
As soon as you were released from prison, you declared: “we need to cleanse the February 20 movement from its atheist members.” Maybe you meant secular, or you did mean atheists. The two words have different meanings, but from my perspective, it really doesn’t matter. What shocks me is that you are condemning those same people who fought for your freedom, just because they may hold different beliefs. What matters is that you have shown the true colors of your group. Why are you preaching hatred, and dictating rules? And in the name of which God? Which God allows you to call for the purification of the Feb20?
Your statement proves the kind of hatred that you are indeed capable of. It makes me think that you are possibly responsible for the abominable acts perpetrated against innocents in Morocco. I hope that by releasing you, our insane Makhzen didn’t just prove its total madness.
So now, let’s talk about those brave atheists, or secular people that you want to cleanse. It’s quite ironic that your video disappears from Youtube in less than 24 hours. And now you are making contradicting statements about your views on freedom of belief…you are quite the joke! Let’s pretend that you haven’t made those statements, since the video was erased, but if you did, or even if you just hold those beliefs, let me tell you this:
I am a Moroccan, a Muslim. I don’t fast and I don’t pray. I am a woman who went out on Feb20, March 20 and April 24, to fight for the rights of all Moroccans. I consider myself as worthy as men, as smart as they can be, and entitled to every set of rights that they have access to.
Wait, I can hear you think out loud: You don’t fast! You don’t pray! And you dare calling yourself a Muslim?!
But maybe I don’t fast because I have a chronic illness that prevents me from doing so, or maybe I can’t kneel to pray because my body is paralyzed, or maybe I simply believe that fasting, and praying are a waste of my time…The thing is: I am not going to provide you with any explanation. Simply because: it is none of your business. I am entitled to my choices and individually responsible before my God. You have not created me. You are my equal. You are not my God, not even an assigned prophet. And, if you believe that your job is to strip people of their freedoms in the name of God, then you are less than a man.
Who are you, sir, to decide who is a Muslim or not? I thought God was going to punish each and every one of us individually? Or maybe according to your religion, God will punish us collectively, so you decided to make sure that we were ALL on your right path? Or did God maybe decide that the prophet didn’t accomplish his mission, so you Fizazi, were called to the rescue in order to dictate who is Muslim and who is not, and what punishment should be decided against people? Sheikh Yassine thinks so too. How dare you be so arrogant? How dare you put yourself above people? How dare you speak as if you were God or his prophet?
In the Koran, God insists that on judgment day each and every one of us will be held individually responsible for our actions. But you are calling to cleanse the Feb20 movement, and you have taken God’s role on earth! Is it this pattern of thinking that led you to mastermind the Casablanca attacks? Collective punishment? Punishment against innocents? Is that your Islam?
Morocco has many heroes. Many of them died fighting for independence. Others died during the lead years. They were brave. Some were atheists, some were Jewish, and they loved their country and their countrymen. They wanted a better future for everyone. They fought for your freedom too.
Have you seen all the brave women at the forefront of the Feb20 movement? Some wearing veils, others not. Isn’t it quite symbolic that the first person to call the feb20 protests on the famous Ana maghribiya video, was the beautiful, smart and brave Amina Boughalbi?
Amina and the other fabulous women of the Feb20 face danger everyday so that you and other salafists can be free. They are proud and hold strong convictions: we all deserve to be free. We all deserve justice and equality. We all deserve dignity. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR MOROCCO?
Women are blessed with the power of self sacrifice and caring, often times, they forget about their own interests. Their natural and caring instinct doesn’t make them inferior to men. Quite the contrary, it gives them the unique strength to withstand what many men may lack in psychological power, but display in physical strength.
Shame on you and your fellow Maghraoui for disrespecting our women! Maghraoui’s statement that women as young as nine are eligible for marriage and sexual intercourse is nothing less than a call for pedophilia. How dare you call for hatred and child exploitation in the name of Islam? In a democratic country, you would be sent to jail in order to protect people from your madness.
Those brave women living in the patriarchal Moroccan culture have yet to tell everyone: this is their revolution too! They hold the promise of the future. Those women, Muslims, atheists, seculars, Jewish, Arabs, Berbers, are entitled to their freedom, including the freedom of belief. They are entitled to enter and exit marriage just like men, they are entitled to choice. They are entitled to equal rights. They are entitled to respect, and dignity. My God knows they deserve it, and my God knows all human beings deserve it.
You and your fellows in hate may rest assured that those you have called the left, the atheists, the liberals, – or whatever label you have deemed insulting- have fought for this country, and they will continue to do so, today more than ever. They will relentlessly fight you, and fight all the enemies of freedom.
Finally, remember, God doesn’t belong to you, and hasn’t appointed you as his prophet on earth. You are simply a human being like other men and women, entitled to your freedom. And remember this simple rule: your freedom stops where my freedom, and the freedom of others, atheists, Muslims, Christians, Jewish, etc, starts.