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Morocco attacks fit terror pattern

Government officials Tuesday linked a series of suicide attacks to ‘international terrorism.’ It is hard to find a Moroccan who understands the motivations of the 14 “kamikazes” who stormed a restaurant, a hotel and three other downtown locales late last week, leaving horror and broken lives in their wake. But Fathallah Arsalan, spokesman for the banned Moroccan political party Justice and Charity, says he does. And he wonders why so many in his homeland, including foreigners and government officials, are now scratching their heads in disbelief. “There is a common denominator in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco,” says Arsalan, who broke off an interview to pray. “The system we have now is totalitarian, exclusive, manipulative, and lacks all credibility. As the status quo continues, the situation becomes more and more explosive.” Full Story

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