Norwegian Paper Praises Protective Act of Late Mohammed V Towards Moroccan Jews

A Norwegian paper praised, on Tuesday, the historic stance taken by the late HM Mohammed V for protecting the 250,000 Moroccan Jews from Nazism during the Second World War.

“Unlike the extermination of the Jews of Europe, Moroccan Sultan Mohammed V (1909-1961) saved all 250,000 Jews of the Auschwitz camp during the Second World War,” wrote the biweekly paper Utrop.

The publication recalled that the late Sovereign refused to hand over Moroccan Jews and welcomed those fleeing Nazism to Europe, a gesture that was commended by the Institute for Jewish Studies.

Referring to the main findings of a survey on attitudes towards Jews and Muslims in Norway conducted by the Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Religious Minority Studies in 2017, the paper pointed out that Muslims in Norway are no more antisemitic than the rest of the population, contrary to what the local media had reported.

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