While Turkish police cracks down on a Gay Pride parade with tear-gas, LGBT+ Moroccans demand the decriminalisation of homosexuality in their country. For the fourth time in a row, the pride parade was banned in Istanbul. When LGBT+ people gathered on 01 July 2018 at the central shopping street “Istiklal”, the police intervened and occasionally used tear gas and plastic bullets to end the parade, according to the Berliner Morgenpost.
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The Moroccan authorities have invoked security reasons to prohibiting the burqa, which is rarely worn by Moroccan women who prefer the hijab. Moroccan authorities have prohibited the manufacture and sale of burqas for security reasons. The measure appears to be motivated by security concerns, where “bandits have repeatedly used this garment to perpetrate their crimes,” local media reports say. Burqa is a traditionally integral Muslim veil to Afghani women of the Pashtun tribes. It is a long piece of clothing, blue or brown, completely covers the head and body with a cloth grid concealing the eyes.
A very special concert of the Andalusian Orchestra from Ashdod was set to take place Monday night at Henry Crown Hall (8:30 p.m.) in Jerusalem: Neither the names nor the images of two soloists were revealed, for their own safety both in their homeland and in the countries where they usually perform. The artists – a virtuoso violinist and a young and talented singer, who despite her age is much respected by professionals and the public alike for her profound knowledge and performing abilities, have come from Morocco, and since the relationships between the two countries currently leave a lot to be desired,…