Friday, March 02, 2012

Moroccan Man Gets 6 Months In Jail For Raising Israeli Flag Over His Home

42-year-old Moroccan Mohammed Jadidi had a plan to get the authorities to reconnect his water and electricity which had been switched off: so he decided to paint the Israeli flag on a piece of white cloth and hoist it over his home to get their attention, but all it got him was 6 months in jail.  The house,

...which belonged to the Auxiliary Forces and occupied by his family since the death of his father, who was part of the paramilitary forces.

Morocco’s Auxiliary Forces supplement the military, gendarmerie and the police when needed.

Jadidi was arrested last Monday and was charged with “sacrilege” through “undermining the national flag.”

His mother had appeared on a video circulated on Moroccan websites appealing King Mohammad VI to release her son. She said he only raised the Israeli flag to attract the attention of the senior officials to look into the conditions of his family.

The local Rif Association for Human Rights blasted the court’s decision as baseless and said there was nothing in raising a foreign flag that undermines the national flag.

Only in a Muslim country.

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