January 16, 2012, - 4:06 pm
You gotta watch this video.
Of all the Muslim countries, Morocco is among the most “moderate,” the most hospitable to Jews (there was a Jewish member of its parliament for years), and the closest to Israel, but all that is relatively speaking. Still, you have to laugh at this video of Crown Prince Moulay El-Hassan, the eight-year-old Crown Prince and heir to the throne of his father, King Mohammed VI of Morocco. All of these people pandering, bowing down, and kowtowing to this spoiled little kid–who was born in 2003–is a bit over the top. (You don’t need to understand Arabic to understand what is going on in the video.) But, like I said, calling Morocco, ” among the most moderate,” is relative to the other countries in the Muslim world. That they fawn over this little kid shows you just how “moderate” it is. This brat could become King at any time, and then they will be ruled by his fiat.
Not that “democracy” in the Muslim world is better. It isn’t. It’s worse and involves Crown Princes of a different kind. I’d definitely take Moroccan monarchy any day over the Muslim Brotherhood and its ilk running Egypt, Libya, etc. Ironically, despite all the kinds of stuff in the video, Prince Moulay Hassan will probably turn out to be the most humane and decent head of state in the Muslim world when he takes power. Still, this is worth a look . . . and a laugh.
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