Islamist party deems anti-monarchy statements as 'nihilist'
"Claiming that the monarchy is not suitable for Morocco is absolute nihilism," said on Friday the leader of the Justice and Development Party in a statement to the French-speaking weekly "Maroc Hebdo International", according to MAP.
Saadeddine El Othmani whose "moderate" party is represented in parliament, was reacting to a recent interview granted to the weekly "Al Ousbouya Al Jadida" , daughter of the leader of the unauthorized movement Al Adl Wal Ihsane (Justice and Charity), Abdessalam Yassine, in which she said that she preferred the republican regime, claiming that the monarchy no longer suits Morocco.
Since the publication of Yassine’s statements, the Civil Society, the political parties and the local media, including Islamist ones, voiced unanimous condemnation of such declarations that “oppose the beliefs” and the “choice” that Moroccans have opted for since many centuries.
The Minister of Communication, Spokesman of the government, Nabil Benabdellah had said, early this week, law will be applied “against those who misuse the atmosphere of democracy and freedom, to which Morocco has committed, to damage the institutions and the sacred values of our country.”