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Morocco's History

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MoroccoThe History of Morocco spans over 12 centuries, without considering the Classical antiquity. The country was first unified by the Idrisid dynasty in 780, representing the first Islamic state in Africa autonomous from the Arab Empire.

Under the Almoravid dynasty and the Almohad dynasty, Morocco dominated the Maghreb and Muslim Spain. The Reconquista ended Almohad rule in Iberia and many Muslims and Jews migrated to Morocco.

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A Daring Raid, And No Leeway

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OB-SQ691 bkrvde G 20120419153220Historians have so thoroughly fished the drama of World War II that it is hard to believe the subject still has prize catches to offer up, but here comes a keeper:

Tim Brady's "Twelve Desperate Miles," about Operation Torch in November 1942, when the Allies made their first big move against the Axis Powers by invading ports along the Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian coasts.

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Moroccans To Read Books Before The Parliament

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Encourage-Reading-at-WorkOn the occasion of the World Book Day, Moroccan civilian activists called on their countrymen and countrywomen to massively participate in an event that will celebrate the importance of books and reading in building a sound and knowledgeable society.

The event is scheduled to take place on Monday 23 April before the Parliament in Rabat under the theme “Culture in the face of absurdity.” Every participant is supposed to bring a book to read for an hour.

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Global Beat Fusion: How Morocco Can Inspire the World

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Global Beat Fusion: How Morocco Can Inspire the World
Global Beat Fusion: How Morocco Can Inspire the World

When Americans reflect on Morocco in 2011, the initial image brought to mind will most likely fall on April 28, when 16 people were killed in Marrakech during a suicide bombing at the touristy Argana Café. Reports of Al Qaeda were invoked in this usually stable country, and though having denied any involvement, Islamic terror reigned once again during the American 24-hour news cycle. It's the sad reality of a predatory media environment that covers almost exclusively messages of doom and destruction while generally ignoring great strides forward. One of the main dangers of this mental association game -- Islamic country=terrorism -- is that when amazing displays of humanity emerge, they fall on deaf ears.

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Saudi ban on Moroccan women is a stereotype too far

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We all like to stereotype. Whether it's about different regions in a country or other countries, we all indulge in a bit of reductionism and comic typecasting. The British laugh at the French, Europeans poke fun at Americans and it is all reciprocated in (mostly) harmless badinage.

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Secular Islam in Morocco: Is it Possible? (Part 1 & 2)

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Is Secular Islam Possible in Morocco?
Is Secular Islam Possible in Morocco?

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Morocco is not a secular state since, fundamentally, and simply stated, there is little separation between power and religion.  But even if secularism isn’t built in to the system, secular behaviour is nonetheless clearly part of our environment

 

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U.S. Pastors Praise Morocco As Christian Serves Jail Sentence For Evangelism

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U.S. Pastors Praise Morocco As Christian Serves Jail Sentence For Evangelism
U.S. Pastors Praise Morocco As Christian Serves Jail Sentence For Evangelism
RABAT / WASHINGTON -- A Christian is serving 15 years in a Moroccan jail for evangelism, a Christian rights groups said, while American Christian leaders praised Morocco Thursday, June 17, for its "long history of friendship and religious cooperation."

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Two false prophets around the year 1000 - Morocco

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Two false prophets around the year 1000 - Morocco
Two false prophets around the year 1000 - Morocco
It is fashionable to present the history of the Muslim conquest like a long quiet river, to suggest that the religious dissidents arose in a few ephemeral and sporadic movements, all the while exaggeratedly prolonging the extent of the Idrissid domination.

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Morocco Resists Islamist Calls to Ban Elton John

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Sir Elton John is to headline the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival in Rabat, Morocco
Sir Elton John is to headline the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival in Rabat, Morocco
RABAT (Reuters) - Elton John will headline Morocco's biggest music festival this week despite calls by religious conservatives for the gay singer to be turned away, the event's organizer said.

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