Maybe the whole world looks these days towards Morocco.
I don’t know, but I get asked a lot about the situation and I can feel that people are concerned and kind of wait that something boils up here just as in the several countries around.
You know, I am not interested in politics as I’ve mentioned before; I really have no idea about it. My approach to the world and its realities is more of the intuitive kind; I try to feel things. And I feel that there is a huge pressure of western media who would like to see a revolution here in Morocco. I feel that they would love to see the country burning because that sells. Mashaallah.
But you know what; from my point of view I can tell you that things are quiet and just as before. Especially up in our mountains one wouldn’t even recognize that something’s going on, if people wouldn’t tell.
I know that in the cities there is some little riot and that they tried some demonstration this weekend but it kind of failed because only few people showed up. I know that the youth tries to revolutionize in some places.
It’s true; you can find poverty, illiteracy, corruption, unemployment, miserable conditions, despair and injustice here – just as in so many other countries.
Leading such a various country isn’t easy because it is heterogenic in just everything (culture, language, landscape) and therefore so various in its needs (social standards, education, living conditions)…
But one has to admit that slowly there is a change for the better to be seen. There are new laws made and new directions taken. There are very good intentions to be felt, new doors open and there is a lot to hope for.
But good things take time to grow and to establish and rushing head over heels for something new wouldn’t make it better.
We will have to be patient and try to peacefully act for the better in our own environment while praying that Allah might guide this country, the people and its leader in peace towards a hopeful future, inchaallah:
Allah, Al’Ouatan, Al’Malik!