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Morocco’s king condemns terrorism in the name of Islam

August 23, 2016

King Mohammed VI of Morocco said in a recent speech that “those who engage in terrorism in the name of Islam are not Muslims.”

“I strongly condemn the killing of innocent people,” he said on August 20. Referring to the recent murder of a French priest, he said that “killing a priest is forbidden by religion; murdering him inside a church is unforgivable madness, for he is a human being and a religious man – even if he is not a Muslim.”

Terrorists’ “only link to Islam is the pretexts they use to justify their crimes and their folly,” he added. “They have strayed from the right path, and their fate is to dwell forever in hell.”

99% of Morocco’s 33.9 million people are Muslim.

 
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