Two senior functionaries of a Moroccan Islamic movement that promotes, among other things, a puritanical world view in which adultery is punishable with death, were caught by police in a sexual act in a car near a beach north of Casablanca, the north Africa country’s commercial capital, officials confirmed.

Moulay Omar Ben Hamad, married with seven children and a professor of Islamic studies at the Faculty of Arts in Rabat, and Fatima Nejjar, widow and mother of six children, were caught in a compromising position on August 20 by the police near the beach of El Mansouria, Mohammedia region, in a Mercedes.

The two, who police and Moroccan officials said were important members (first and second vice-presidents) of the Movement for Unification and Reform (MUR), were presented the day after their arrest to the prosecutor, who ordered their conditional release, fixing trial for September 1.

Ben Hamad is a member of the World Union of Muslim Ulema and the General Secretariat of The League of Ulema Ahl Assounna which sends him as a special emissary of the MUR on preaching missions abroad, particularly during the month of Ramadan.

Hamad is also known as the main advocate of an association called Dar Al Quran created on February 14, 1996, in Mohammedia which is dedicated to teaching the Quran to children. He also served as ‘khatib’ of Friday prayers.

Hamad has a wide reputation in the MUR as a person responsible for preaching to the youth members of the Islamist political party Justice and Development, and in the four regions of the kingdom.

The woman, Fatima Nejjar, has a reputation as a well-known preacher and has conducted countless religious talks and lectures posted on YouTube on the virtues of faithfulness, purity and shunning of all kinds of permissive behaviour as it was against the tenets of Islam.

21 thoughts on “Snigger”

  1. So Muslim bigwigs have a sense of entitlement. Who’s have thunk it?
    See it proves that Muslims really are like everyone else- do as I say, not as I do.

  2. Amusing, but only mildly so.

    The more interesting interactions are those sometimes alleged between scholars and eg goats or lesser primates, depending on the available wildlife.

  3. If we were to punish them, yes it would radicalise others. But we won’t, firstly because it’s out of our jurisdiction, and secondly because there is no offence in Western law to punish them for.
    However if Muslim authorities punish them that will be one small step to making people doubt Islam.

  4. It’s a shame not a guilt culture. Now that their extraKoranic activities are out they are publicly shamed and until that happened they felt no twinge of guilt just anxiety.

  5. She’s a widow, so presumably he thought there was a serious post-war population crisis and it was his duty to provide her with male support and together rebuild the population.

  6. The Woman is not married, so the Man is not guilty of Adultery.

    The Man is married, so the Woman is guilty of Adultery.

    Therefore Death for the Woman.

    But the Mercy of Allah for the Man.

    Isn’t that how it’s done?

  7. “The one who takes a widow into his family is as a warrior fighting for Allah.”
    So, that’s it. He was doing his duty to Allah.

  8. Interesting that he travels extensively during Ramadan, I believe travelling is one of the exceptions for fasting

  9. Religious functionaries indulging in forbidden sex? Disgraceful. As we all know, Timmy has always been outspoken on this matter. Just consider his many similar posts on widespread paedophilia by Catholic priests and subsequent coverups by the Church authorities.

    What’s that Sooty? He’s never mentioned that? He reserves his contempt for Islam and overlooks similar and much greater trangressions within the Christian establishment?

    Surely not. That would be rank hypocrisy.

  10. Churm,
    You seem to have left out a whole load of sects yourself. Hypocrite.

    The Catholic story is old news, and the damage is mostly done. The coverups certainly accelerated the decline of the RCC, notably in the US, Ireland and Italy, and it’s now pretty much a religion for South Americans and older women elsewhere.

    Not much more to say on the subject. And it’s not terribly relevant to the original story.

  11. Amazingly, I have written, here, about the Catholic stuff. Several times about Downside for example.

    So why don’t you fuck off then?

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