Editorial

  • « Racism is not an opinion, it’s an offense». However, there is not a single election campaign in the world’s most prosperous countries where speeches are not openly racist against a portion of their population. Immigration, and more particularly Muslim immigration has become a matter of « political survival ».  

    The vast majority of candidates who have a good chance of coming into power in Europe are pointing a finger towards these Muslim migrants whose presence could constitute a real danger to « Western culture ».

    The US have already taken a clear position by electing a President who is at war against migrants and more specifically Muslims. 

    In 2017, numerous countries in the EU zone have once again liberated racist speech, in spite of having gone through a hideous war fed by fascism and Nazism which caused irreparable damage.  This targets millions of Muslims, often Europeans, who are suddenly considered as the main cause for a wide array of failures: political, economic, social, cultural, educational and security. The lack of an insightful thought process or political reason, causes them to « cry wolf », which is now defined as the Muslim migrant and refugee.

    These speeches constitute a flagrant Human Rights infringement in a part of the world where the latter are society fundamentals. This just illustrates the failure of political thinking, which choses the easy way out and deflects its inability to rule upon a minority whose only crime is being Muslim.  Condemned of being “guilty” for all the terror crimes commitment in the name of this religion whilst in fact they are the ones predominantly impacted by these crimes.  

    Post-war, Europe has lived through very tough times linked to religiously motivated terrorism Ireland with the IRA or political in Germany with the Baader-Meinhof gang without trampling the core values of Human Rights.

    The political demagogy we are witnessing in Europe and the US are the turning-point in political History. With racism, which seems a better term than islamophobia (fear of Islam), against Muslims, part of the western world is pulling the world into a very risky adventure. 

    CCME

Interviews

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

COP22 : Interview with Mr. Abdellah Boussouf

Many questions come to mind regarding the correlation between climate change, migration and the Moroccan community abroad. In light of the waves of migration, what could be the link between COP22 and migratory matters? M. Boussouf : As the organizer of the COP22, Morocco claims to be at the same level as other countries, which have the capability to host large-scale events and naturally contribute to resolving international issues. The mission of our nation during this COP will mainly be of executive nature as this conference was preceded by the COP21 during which all parties committed to adhere a process designed to protect the environment and to mitigate climate change impacts. Consequently, the Kingdom’s mission during this summit is to define the execution mechanisms to take up the climate challenge. His Majesty wants to position this event as an African summit. Indeed, Africa is the continent most impacted by global warming and these effects will determine its future.

Contribution

  • Nour Festival : The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
    Nour Festival : The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    There was a time when the world was truly vast and people were very much apart. A time when everyone relied on scarce forms of obtaining news, a time when one wrote a letter to a loved one, and waited days if not weeks to have news back.

    Today’s technology, has shrunk the world into a minute entity; With the abundance of news providers, social media and fast and instant messaging, we have come to learn about events as they occur, good, bad or ugly.

    Technology has also meant opening a free for all channel to those whose intentions are not always conducive to the greater good.

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Activities

Rabat: A French-Moroccan delegation of cultural actors at the CCME

Rabat: A French-Moroccan delegation of cultural actors at the CCME

The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) received a delegation of Moroccan elected representatives and cultural actors from the city of...

Tanger Med: Opening of an exhibition of the late Leila Alaoui photos &

Tanger Med: Opening of an exhibition of the late Leila Alaoui photos &

The opening of a photo exhibition of Leila Alaoui, who tragically disappeared in a terror attack in Ouagadougou, took place on Wednesday,...

African Diaspora Associations from Europe and Morocco hosted by the CCME

African Diaspora Associations from Europe and Morocco hosted by the CCME

The Council of the Moroccan Community living Abroad (CCME) received on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 28 leaders of associations of African diasporas...

London, the Moroccan Jewish community of Great Britain celebrates the Mimouna

London, the Moroccan Jewish community of Great Britain celebrates the Mimouna

The Moroccan Jewish community of the United Kingdom celebrated for the first time, on July 6th 2017, the Mimouna, symbol of the...

Meeting in Agadir on the "notarized Adulaire” and the migration affairs

Meeting in Agadir on the "notarized Adulaire” and the migration affairs

With the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), the Regional Council of the Adouls Court of Appeal of...

London: The CCME, Al Hassanya Moroccan Center and the world federation of Moroccan Jews celebrate coexistence

London: The CCME, Al Hassanya Moroccan Center and the world federation of Moroccan Jews celebrate coexistence

Sponsored by the Council of de Moroccan community living abroad (CCME), Al-hasaniya Moroccan Women Centre in Lonfon and the world federation of...

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Publications

The CCME releases a leaflet of it’s publishings

The CCME releases a leaflet of it’s publishings

The leaflet assembels the publications of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME). It contains surveys and studies instructed or accomplished by the council on a broad field of subjects such as identity, cultural and religious questions, Moroccan...

Culture : "This is not a suitcase"by Taha Adnan

Culture : "This is not a suitcase"by Taha Adnan

Taha Adnan, the writer and Moroccan poet living in Brussels has published :"This is not a suitcase" with the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) and the Ministry of Culture.

New release of the CCME: Idbihi; Journey of a Moroccan 1968-1987

New release of the CCME: Idbihi; Journey of a Moroccan 1968-1987

The Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) has just published the book "Idbihi 1968-1987, course of a Moroccan from Renault-Billancourt to the Olympia" (ed. Publisher Talent), in partnership with the Association of former Renault-Billancourt workers.

Moroccan Journalists of the world: Profiles

Moroccan Journalists of the world: Profiles

The idea of this book comes in accordance with the CCME activities that promote thinking about the relationship between media and migration , a symposium held during the first conference of Moroccan journalists in the world, in Al Jadida in...

"Women and religions, views of Morocco’s women»

"Women and religions, views of Morocco’s women»

Conceived and directed by Hakima Lebbar, psychoanalyst. This book brings together texts and visual works of over sixty women in Morocco of different religious cultures mainly Jewish, Christian and Muslim.

Moroccans of the world

Souad Elmallem, a success story in aeronautics

Souad Elmallem, a success story in aeronautics

Souad Elmallem is one of those women who succeeded in what was once a field strictly reserved for men: aeronautics. Chief Representative of Bombardier Aerospace and of Strategy and International Business Development, Africa, Originally from Casablanca, Souad Elmallem has moved to Canada where she settled and started a family.

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