“Morocco is an Islamic fortress targeted by those who want to tamper with the taboos of Muslims.”
“Moroccan Muslims object to wine fair,” from UPI, November 14:
CASABLANCA, Morocco, Nov. 14 (UPI) — Muslim scholars in Morocco have raised objections to an international fair for wine producers in the city of Casablanca.
The fair, hosted by the Elbertec group, began Thursday with more than 40 wineries from around the world participating, al-Arabiya reported Friday.
Mohamed Zahl, a founding member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, said the fair is “a provocation for Muslims and an affront to their religion.”
“Morocco is an Islamic fortress targeted by those who want to tamper with the taboos of Muslims,” he said.
Sheikh Abdul-Bari al-Zamzami, a member of the Moroccan Scholars Association, faulted government officials for allowing alcohol production in the country.
“We cannot blame those who bring alcohol to Morocco. Official religious establishments and the Ministry of Endowments should be held accountable. They have to oppose this fair, but they haven’t taken any action,” Zamzami said.