Little Green Footballs

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Meanwhile, in Morocco

Muslims protest against al-Qaeda:

Thousands marched through Morocco's biggest city on Sunday to protest al Qaeda's decision to kill two Moroccan hostages in Iraq.

Holding banners and chanting "Muslims are brothers. A Muslim does not kill his brother" and "'Yes' to freedom, 'No' to terrorism and barbarity", the protesters marched through Casablanca, a city of 6 million and Morocco's financial capital.

Al Qaeda has said it decided to kill the Moroccan embassy employees, Abderrahim Boualem and Abdelkrim al Mouhafidi because of Morocco's support for the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.

Top Moroccan officials, ministers, pro-government and opposition party leaders and trade unions and rights groups, led the protest to put pressures on al Qaeda to free the two men.

Some members of Islamist parties which back Iraqi insurgents fighting U.S.-led forces in Iraq also joined the march.

But of course there's no such thing as a "moderate Muslim."

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