Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:26 pm
Morocco premier warns Prophet attacks unacceptable
The Associated Press
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane took a not-so-veiled swipe at secular activist Ahmed Assid at a party rally late Saturday in Rabat. While not mentioning Assid by name, Benkirane said respect must be given to the overwhelmingly Muslim country's values.
Assid has drawn fire for saying a Moroccan school textbook has implied that Islam could be imposed by force.
At least one Salafist leader retorted that Assid was trying to paint Muhammad as a terrorist - a claim Assid denies - and called Assid an "unbeliever," which could be seen as an incitement to violence.