Jokes and jail time

In Morrocco, two journalists are faced with three to five years in jail for writing an article on jokes about sex, religion and politics. The charges? Defaming Islam and damaging morality. The article was published in Nichane magazine, which has since been shut down by the Moroccan government. One of the defendants, Mr Ksikes defended the article:

Mr Ksikes told the court he believed Morocco was a funny society. To ask the magazine why it told the jokes would be like asking the French playwright Moliere why he made people laugh, Mr Ksikes said. – BBC article

What moral society can’t take a joke?

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1 Response to “Jokes and jail time”


  1. 1 Jardini March 13, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    That’s stupid…where is the freedom of speech..


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