Abdellah Boussouf On Sanchez Government And The “Colonial” Arrangement In Favour Of Polisario Leader
“What we are experiencing in terms of media flamboyance, especially by newspapers known for their hostility against Morocco, its symbols and its causes, allows political actors with extremist racist ideologies to portray Morocco as an 'internal enemy' of the Spaniards.”
Abdellah Boussouf, Secretary General of the Council of the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (CCME), confirmed in an article entitled “Sanchez Government And The “Colonial” Arrangement In Favour Of Polisario Leader“, that the excessive use of pictures of the Ceuta incident is evidence of the Spanish government’s desire to distract world opinion about the cover-up of a criminal with serious accusations.
Boussouf stressed that “the Sanchez government’s version of the events of May 18 is mainly due to the loss of the occupied Ceuta and Melilla, as a result of the closure of the contact point with Fnideq, the prevention of livelihood smuggling, and the bankruptcy of many Spanish companies in the two occupied cities in 2019, and the subsequent pressure on the part of the rulers of Ceuta and Melilla on the Spanish government to pressure Morocco to lift the ban.
Regarding the impact of media in the recent Morocco-Spain crisis, Boussouf says, “what we are experiencing in terms of media flamboyance, especially by newspapers known for their hostility against Morocco, its symbols and its causes, allows political actors with extremist racist ideologies to portray Morocco as an ‘internal enemy’ of the Spaniards.”
In the same context, Boussouf explains that “the excessive use of pictures of the ‘Ceuta Incident’ is another indication of the Spanish government’s desire to distract the attention of the world regarding covering up a criminal with serious accusations”, adding, “this is justified by employing images, most of which are fabricated, to win over the sympathy of some human rights organizations and EU institutions on the one hand, and to make the matter as if the essence of the crisis is illegal immigration”, while the real problem lies in allowing Polisario leader to enter Spanish territory and “program his escape with Algerian generals”.
Back to the “Ceuta incident”, the official notes that Spanish media did not capture the photos of the dead, and “only exploited the pictures of some children in order to attract the sympathy of European public opinion”, affirming that this is “an open plan that reflects the duality of stances of the new left-wing government in Spain that exploits the universal principles of human rights.”
Moreover, Boussouf recalls that Morocco has announced on more than one occasion that it is not a “gendarmerie” nor can it carry out the tasks of the Spanish Civil Guard, which is “equipped with the best surveillance mechanisms and the latest technology”.
Lastly, “and because there is no permanent hostility or lasting friendship in the field of politics”, Boussouf insists that “right activists, journalists and intellectuals of Spain are required today to pressure the government of Sanchez to bring the so-called Ghali / Ben Battouch to Spanish justice, because the strategic interests of Spain and Morocco are vital for the future and stability of the Mediterranean region.”