The Moroccan blogosphere barely acknowledges Saddam Hussein's sentence

Two major events marked the beginning of the week, for the Moroccan bloggers: The Green March and Saddam Hussein's death penalty. But only one event got the most attention. It's the first blog meeting held in Agadir last week end.

The Green March


Moroccan bloggers(Fr) discussed the Green March, and remembered the euphoria that went along with the spectacular event, 31 years ago.

Samir explains why is November the 6th a holiday in Morocco.

So today the Moroccan people have been celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Green March that helped the country peacefully retrieve it southern provinces from Spain under the Madrid accords signed in 1975 by Morocco, Spain and Mauritania .

As usual, Too Banal plays with the words, and the green March which in Arabic is “AL Massira Alkhadra” becomes La mass ira(Fr), which means the crowd will go.

Laurent Bevas posts(Fr) an article about the Sahara issue published in Le Monde Dipomatic(Fr). But the “copy-paste” of the article made Imane, his first commentator uneasy(Fr).

Mohamed Laroussi‘s father died 14 years ago, and it was on November the 6th.

Laroussi celebrated Monday a march, not the green one, but the one his father took toward peace and eternal rest. He posted(Fr) a touching letter to his late father asking him to enjoy life in heaven.

It's a big mess down here, my beloved dad.

Saddam …WHO?

To my not so big surprise, only few Moroccan bloggers(Fr) posted about the Saddam Hussein's death sentence.

Admin-word warns(Fr) that it's just a matter of turns.

Ze3ma a moula nouba , li massadch fomo(Moroccan dialect) yatkhayat lih !!!

>Who's next? whoever doesn't close his mouth will have it sewed

Myrtus calls the sentence The verdict

That is all I can think of calling this, the conviction of Saddam Hussein for the murder of 148 citizens of his country. Their crime? Being unlucky enough to live in a town where some tried to assasinate Saddam Hussein. They were murdered in reprisal.

Even though Attayeb entitled(Ar) his post not for the defense of Saddam, the words he used to describe the sentence show sympathy and affection for the Ex president of Iraq.

Agadir's blog meeting

Neither Saddam Hussein nor the Green March was as popular for the Moroccan bloggers as the first blog meeting in Agadir. Many(Fr) enthusiastic posts(Fr) about the event(Fr) that became Moroccan-Tunisian(Fr) with the presence of Adib(Fr) and Amine(Fr).
Ahmed wrote a long post(Fr) describing in detail the meeting, he definitely had very good time.

Bettar Nadia was as nostalgic as Ahmed, and depicted in detail(Fr) the two days meeting.

All those who participated in the meeting wrote the same sentence:

Merci les amis et a très bientôt, Inshallah

Thank you my friends, see you soon God Willing!


M.S.Hjiouj is finishing his first novel which took him one night to write(Fr).

Ahmed(Fr) celebrated his birthday yesterday and loulou dedicated(Fr) a whole post for the event.

Label Ash has a new look, more elegant and with more captivating posts.

Moudawanat aloustad ‘s latest post is an interesting(Ar) short anecdote about improvisation.

Coup de coeur

Thanks to a tip from Bla Fransya(Ar), I discovered an interesting blog with quiet a unique story. Miloud Chelh(Ar), the author, used to write funny posts about his different jobs: painter, waiter..

Lately, he started writing for Al Massae(Fr), a popular newspaper launched by Rachid Niny(Fr). Miloud writes mostly standing up .He doesn't have time to seat, he explains. He still works as waiter.

That's it for today. See you next Wednesday, Inshallah;)


  • Welcome back, Farah! I have left Morocco but I would still like to work on a project to create a Moroccan bloggers’ network. Contact me if you’d like to help me with this. (

  • hi

    I come to visit you following what wrote to you on my blog about the execution of saddam hussein. I did not know that my blog renomé one international and that same about the bloggeurs english-speaking speak about it .

    I know that my English is null, but it is better than anything. bye and good blog

  • excellente revue de blog;)
    j’ai assité au blog meeting d’agadir et au concert de la tolérance!
    j’etais tres agréablement surpris par les blogeurs agadiriens enthousiates et entreprenants!
    je les remerci pour leur hospitalité!
    c’etait un meeting maghrebin tres reussi!

  • […] Do you remember Mouloud Chelh(Ar)? Well, things are going better for him. He will no more have to write while standing(Check the coup de coeur). Al Massae, a popular Moroccan newspaper offered him a full time job(Ar).Congrats Mouloud and Thank you BlaFrancya for the tip;) […]

  • I enjoyed reading Moroccan coverage about the Green March anniversary, and the joy the event provoked. But there’s another side to the Green March. For many Sahrawis (indigenous people of the Western Sahara) who had worked hard for independence from the Spanish regime, the Green March represented the imposition of another colonial overlord.

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