BBC : Morocco king urges diaspora to reject Islamist extremism
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has called on Moroccans living abroad, many of them in Europe, to defend a tolerant form of Islam and reject extremism.
BBC website published an article that shed the light on the most important points in the speech of His Majesty the King, beginning with the fact that it was his first address to the five million Moroccans in the diaspora since the recent attacks in Europe by Islamist militants.
Condemning the murder of innocent people, the king singled out the killing of a priest in France when two followers of so-called Islamic State (IS) slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel, 84, during Mass at his church in a suburb of Rouen.
“Killing a priest is forbidden by religion,” King Mohammed said in his speech on Saturday evening.
“Murdering him inside a church is unforgivable madness, for he is a human being and a religious man – even if he is not a Muslim.”