Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Controversy in Morocco has been sparked as an international antisemitism organization contacted the Moroccan authorities to inquire and deplore the sale of the Mein Kampf autobiography book in Morocco’s biggest book fair, held every year in Morocco’s industrial hub Casablanca.
Shimon Samuels, Director of International Relations at the Simon-Wiesenthal Center, a US-based observatory against antisemitism, which carries the name of a Jewish man who was taken to 6 concentration camps during the second world war, contacted the Moroccan authorities, including the director of the Book Fair (SIEL) to deplore the sale of a version of “Mein Kampf” at the Casablanca Book Fair.
The Moroccan Minister of Culture, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, denied any presence of the manifesto of the German dictator in Morocco’s biggest Book Fair, but various Moroccan media outlets, like French Magazine Telquel, took Sbihi’s statement with a pinch of salt, as the book is found with abundance in Morocco, especially among book street vendors.
The Moroccan Times could even witness the sale of an Arabic version of Hitler’s manifesto in avenue Mohammed V in Morocco’s capital Rabat, just in front of the Moroccan parliament.
The Moroccan Times.