Moroccan bloggers who choose to blog in another language(Arabic) than Arabic are facing a new wave of criticism(Arabic). “Why don't you blog in Arabic?” (French) Is a question they had to answer last week, and as I told you in my latest roundup, they were many to justify(French) their choice of language(French). So today, we'll pay a visit to the Arabic Moroccan blogs, and we'll try to find out more about them. We'll also see how the Moroccan blogosphere (blogoma) reacted to the headlines news and we'll of course have our usual “Coup de coeur” .
Casablanca..Angel or Demon?
Thanks to the daily updated list of Moroccan blogs offered by Larbi, I had no problems finding the Arabic ones.
My first remark is that they are a minority in the blogoma who obviously prefers French, since even the English ones are a tiniest minority!
Issam is sarcastic. And his latest post is an ironical critic(Arabic) of the way some Moroccan police officers take advantage of their positions to terrorize the “average” citizens..
We hear more and more about a negotiated political solution to the Sahara conflict, and hjiouj is reacting(Arabic) to this new development in his blog called M.S Hjiouj(Arabic).
Morocco used to sue whoever talks about the independence of the Sahara..Tomorrow, whoever refuses the idea of the independence of the Sahara will be sued..!
Legnaoui is fed up with the insecurity and the “moral dirtiness”(Arabic) of Casablanca, and he's posting about it in Arabic with some expressions in Moroccan dialect.
Casablanca is the main subject in another blog, The world of Ihsan Baghdadi(Arabic). And again, the city is loved and hated at the same time. It's even called the city of contradictions.
Lalla Nisrine the lion's heart(Arabic) is a nice but deserted blog. And that's really surprising especially that it received an international award(Arabic) as “the reader's choice”.
What is hell?
Samir writes about the Second Arab Civil Forum that expressed its disappointment over the failure of the majority of Arab nations “to meet their promises in regard to political reforms”.
However, the final communiqué, released in Bahrain yesterday, called on Arab governments to remove all legislative and administrative restrictions imposed on creation and administration of non-government organisations, trade and labour unions, and political parties.
Jallal applauds the decision of CAIR to call for the release of Afghan Christian convert Abdul Rahman.
Apostasy is one of the serious issues that the Moslem world has yet to come to terms with. Many Muslims cheer the conversion of new converts to Islam and, at the same time, back the common idea that Muslims who reject their faith should be sentenced to death! There is an coherence problem here.
soumiaz wants to know more about hell and heaven, about her religion..Or what she supposes she can call, her religion.
I am Muslim myself I don't have answers to some of her questions. I just now put my finger on one of the things that are behind the issues and contradictions we suffer from in the Muslim world. It is not Islam we practice, we haven't–at least I know–I haven't studied the religion as deeply as my friend is now doing. I have inherited the religion but I have never taken time to build my own understanding of it is principles.
Coup de coeur
M.S Hjiouj(Arabic) is a blog I've discovered last week and really liked it. First, I think it has this “literary” look that makes it a warmth place to be. Second, the subjects of the posts are interesting and the author, who by the way is journalist, has a special way to deal with headlines news.
The Moroccan Association for Human Rights in Tetouan has a blog(Arabic), and I do like the idea -which is pretty new for such associations in Morocco- since it will help spread any information or new development about the social and the political environment in the area.