Moroccan government accuses German government of complicity with Islamic terrorists fighting against Morocco

With unusually sharp diction for diplomatic usage, Morocco criticises Germany’s attitude to the conflict over the Western Sahara.There is even talk of hostile actions by Germany against the higher interests of the Kingdom of Morocco. The following is the Moroccan government’s severe criticism:

The Federal Republic of Germany has multiplied its hostile acts and actions against the superior interests of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Thus, Germany has shown a negative attitude on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara. Its antagonistic activism following the proclamation of the American president recognising Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara is a serious matter that remains unresolved to this day.

Similarly, the authorities of this country are acting complicitly towards a former convict for terrorist acts, in particular by disclosing to him sensitive information transmitted by the Moroccan security services to their German counterparts.

Added to this is the continued determination to fight Morocco’s regional role, especially on the Libya issue, by trying to keep the Kingdom away from certain regional meetings dedicated to this issue, such as the one in Berlin.

For all these reasons and because of these constant and unacceptable adversities, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to recall His Majesty the King’s Ambassador to Berlin for consultations.

At the same time – and this seems to be the current or premeditated trigger of diplomatic disagreements – Morocco criticises or insinuates that a German-Moroccan from Duisburg has received sensitive information from German authorities about Moroccan security services. The person in question is presumably Mohamed Hajib, whom Rabat considers a “former convict of terrorist acts” and who criticises the King and the political situation in Morocco on social media.

The German-Moroccan had been convicted of involvement in the formation of a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan and had been imprisoned in Morocco for seven years. (Hajib had become a member of the Sunni Tablighi Jamaat (TJ), Ed.)

Morocco had then filed charges against him in Germany and unsuccessfully sought an international arrest warrant from Interpol. German judicial authorities saw no evidence of calls for violence or criminal offences. In addition, Morocco criticised not having been invited to the Berlin Libya Conference in January 2020 and accused Germany of wanting to push back the country’s influence.

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