Protestors believe Morocco faces a tsunami for its decadence

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...1.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/01/31/ixportal.html

Protests back tsunami claim
By Isambard Wilkinson in Fez
(Filed: 31/01/2005)

Islamic militants in Morocco defied King Mohammed VI at the weekend by rallying behind claims that the country faced an Asian-style tsunami as punishment for immorality.



Thousands of extremists took to the streets in support of the newspaper Attajdid, which called last month's disaster "an act of divine retribution" for South-East Asia's sex-tourism industry.

The paper also outraged moderates by implying that Morocco risked the same fate because of a growth of prostitution and sex tourism in the kingdom, a phenomenon it described as a "calamity".

Demonstrators rushed to the defence of the newspaper, which is believed to be close to the Islamic-oriented Justice and Development Party, after it was savaged in the pro-government media.

The article was an insult not only to the victims of the tsunami but to all human beings and proved that "fundamentalism is the natural father of terrorism", said the Association for Combating Hatred and Racism.

Moroccans should be vigilant about an ideology "that under the cover of morality conceals inquisition and hatred'', it added.

Attajdid has since published another justification of its stance. It said: "We believe, as all Muslims always have, that earthquakes and disasters depend on the will of God. We are surprised that people who think in this way have their right to free expression scorned.''

Police intervened when 200 pro-government supporters gathered at the newspaper's offices and chanted "assassins" at the militants.

The Islamist party more than doubled its share of the vote in elections in 2002 to become Morocco's third-strongest party.

Aah, the age of scientific enlightnment does not seem to have reached our friends in North Africa!
 
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:x Is that how they explain the earthquakes in Iran a couple of years ago that killed in excess of 20,000 people? Was that in divine retribution as well?
 
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So, according to these members of The Religion Which Must Not Be Offended, decadent behaviour will result in Divine punishment in the form of freak weather or geological disturbances.

Stand by, then, for a snowfall over the Royal palaces in Saudi Arabia; an earthquake in Brussels, chez Mandelson, and of course a previously unknown volcano erupting under Neverland.

On a serious note, it really is incredible that people can still believe such arrant nonsense in thisday and age. Presumably donning one's aluminium tea-cosy stylee hat is the answer...
 
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The_Cryptkeeper said:
:x Is that how they explain the earthquakes in Iran a couple of years ago that killed in excess of 20,000 people? Was that in divine retribution as well?
Ah, to be a fundamentalist, and only believe what you want to hear.

I suppose if that volcano in the Canaries slid in to the Atlantic and swamped the Eastern Seaboard, then they would be delighted. Geology is obviously some kind of myth they taught me at school.
 
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The_Cryptkeeper said:
:x Is that how they explain the earthquakes in Iran a couple of years ago that killed in excess of 20,000 people? Was that in divine retribution as well?
True. Another example of how Muhammod was the false Prophet - Jesus warned us of the false prophet who would destroy the earth with his followers.

Bible interpretation my own view. :twisted:
 
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stoatman said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...1.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/01/31/ixportal.html

Protests back tsunami claim
By Isambard Wilkinson in Fez
(Filed: 31/01/2005)

Islamic militants in Morocco defied King Mohammed VI at the weekend by rallying behind claims that the country faced an Asian-style tsunami as punishment for immorality.



Thousands of extremists took to the streets in support of the newspaper Attajdid, which called last month's disaster "an act of divine retribution" for South-East Asia's sex-tourism industry.

The paper also outraged moderates by implying that Morocco risked the same fate because of a growth of prostitution and sex tourism in the kingdom, a phenomenon it described as a "calamity".
I'll keep it succinct; dimwitted, primitive, narrow-minded, gullible, fecking muppets. :evil:
 

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