Morocco is often considered one of the most liberal Muslim countries.
"It is forbidden by our God , it is haram " explains Hasnae Krimi, 22, a student in linguistics at the University Mohammed V in Rabat. It also believes that the increase in natural disasters and disease are all warnings calling to reject homosexuality. Most people living in Muslim countries respond the same way: homosexuality is haram, forbidden by God.
Under Moroccan law, "committing obscene acts against nature with an individual of the same sex is punishable by six months to three years in prison and a fine ranging from 200 to 1,000 dirhams (Article 489 Code penal Marocaine)
"Behind this law against homosexuality, there is above the weight of religion," said Dr. Abdessamad Dialmy, professor of gender studies at the University Mohammed V in Rabat, and a leading researcher on sexuality in Morocco .
"For most Moroccans, homosexuality is a sin because it is rejected by Islam. Having sex outside of marriage is less reprehensible than making love with someone of the same sex. The first is simply a sin, not abnormal, while the latter is considered a deviant. "
"Dans le sillage des ‘révolutions’ homosexuelles de par le monde et à la veille de la célébration, le 17 mai prochain, de la journée mondiale de lutte contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, les homos marocains appellent à manifestation publique pour leurs ‘droits’. Lemag 4 Mai 2013
Les homosexuels marocains se révoltent contre les islamistes, et appellent à manifester.....