“A non-Moroccan party is behind the forged document attributed to the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, banning preachers from mentioning Palestine in mosques,” the ministry stated.
The ministry explained that the document was an obvious forgery created by a party with a non-Moroccan identity, a fact substantiated by concrete evidence. This evidence includes the document’s failure to comply with recognized standards of correspondence and its linguistic and semantic style.
After refuting the document’s authenticity, the Ministry emphasized that it was, indeed, a forgery. It clarified that a Moroccan website had previously spread this unfounded information, attributing it to what it called “mosque controllers” in the Tangier region.
“Considering this information is baseless, the mentioned website acted as if it were predicting what should happen. Since such an action would bear no consequences, the Ministry chose not to respond,” the statement further elaborated.
The Ministry cautioned religious officials about “the existence of such parties attempting to undermine a nation known for its commitment to the law, the Palestinian cause, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, both historically and in the present.”
The Ministry also characterized such behavior as a “political failure” and a “crime against religion.”
On Monday, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs had already disavowed the authenticity of the document associated with it and lamented the fact that some social media users had shared a document containing instructions to the Ministry’s representatives, forbidding preachers from mentioning Palestine in mosques.