Yet more insults

Hot on the heels of the Egyptian poet who was jailed – and then released – for unpublished verses that “insulted” President Mubarak, the latest head of state to be attacked is Mohammed VI, king of Morocco, lover of water sports and Commander of the Faithful.

The Arabist reports that two unflattering images of the king have been banned in Morocco. One – captioned “The richest king of the poor” – shows him jet-skiing on money (Forbes magazine recently placed him among the world’s 12 wealthiest monarchs).

Let’s all have a good look at them now …


Posted by Brian Whitaker, 22 July 2009