Moroccan Islamists oppose end of year celebrations
Partly because of the strong French influence in the whole of North Africa, including Morocco, there are many end of year and Christmas celebrations. Some sections of Morocco’s Islamic community, however, are strongly protesting against such celebrations as being un-Islamic and undermining the Muslim nature of the country.
The Moroccan Islamists have gradually been gaining more power and influence in the country and as such can actually intimidate or threaten people who do not follow their edicts.
Opposition to the seasonal celebrations are very limited in scale and tend to be areas with large mixed population.