Africa is undoubtedly the future of humanity, this is not a cliché, it is reality. It has the resources, natural and human diversity, the aspiring youth and the iron will to step into action and make things happen for the benefit of its peoples. This blog will look introspectively in the dynamics of change in this "young" continent shedding light on creed, culture, politics and economics. There is a lot the world can learn from this continent. Was it not, after all, the cradle of humanity, dare I ask?
While spirits play an important role in the Moroccan rich culture, traditional beliefs surrounding spirits and the continued veneration of saints creates a more unique approach to the spiritual world compared to the Muslim world.
In the city of Sefrou, there is a grotto in the hill at the entrance of the city called kaf al-moumen “the cave of the faithful,” a site where, both Muslims and Jews, believe that their saints are buried inside.
Even though there are many obstacles preventing the nations of the Arab Spring uprisings from achieving democracy, there is still hope.
The contrasts and contradictions mentioned here above may be perplexing and baffling to the foreigners, but in reality they are the ingredients that make Morocco the fascinating mosaic.
The Moroccan Jewish culture has persevered through time, resisted the wear and tear of successive persecutions, stigmatization and massacres, and is still alive and thriving today.
Those who kept their Jewish faith were made by the Catholics to pay a tax and were often badly treated and ostracized.
But even if this spring has never materialized, it has allowed the Arab masses to get some experience and maturity for the next wave of uprisings to come.
The United States needs Morocco in its fight against terrorism in Africa and elsewhere and also needs it, somewhat, as a stepping-stone for trade and exchange in Africa.
Because of all the above, one can say without exaggeration, complacency or lip service motives and intentions that Mohammed VI is, undoubtedly, the true and sincere Caliph of Africa.
The accidental death of Mouhcine Fikri, a fishmonger inside a garbage compacter van in the Amazigh/Berber militant city of Alhoceima almost triggered a national revolution.