Morocco-Spain: Reinforced security system for the post-match

The Spanish national police is now strengthening its security system, thus preparing for possible disturbances to public order after the match scheduled for Tuesday between Morocco and Spain for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. To this end, the Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities (FEERI), the Council of Imams of Almeria and the Moroccan Consulate in Seville have mobilized to raise awareness in the community.

Spanish police are trying to anticipate any act of disruption and avoid a recurrence of the same events that took place last Sunday after Morocco’s victory over Belgium when riots broke out in Brussels, warning their anti- riots all over Spain. According to the Spanish press, the authorities have been called upon to make an estimate of the number of Moroccans in each province and to notify in advance “if they deem it necessary to send reinforcements”.

In addition, the same sources affirm that the FEERI, founding member of the Islamic Commission of Spain, addressed itself, through a press release that it shared on social networks, to the Muslim community present in Spain for the ‘call to show’ Islamic mores, including respect and tolerance“.

She called ” Muslims that whatever the outcome, which may be joy for some and sadness for others, the manifestation of these should not lead to public unrest that harms our neighbors or public facilities who are at the service of all“.

Joy for the victory of your team should not lead you to contempt for the other, just as your sadness for the loss of your team should not lead you to destruction and confrontation with others. “ she adds in her press release.

The same goes for the Center of Imams in Almeria, which addressed the same community, asking the Moroccan community in particular, urging it to ” stay away from any behavior that may disturb the common well-being and the coexistence between the inhabitants of this good country, Spain”.

The center also called for not “ get carried away by any behavior that does not respect the law. This is why we ask you not to go out en masse in the streets to party and to avoid the frantic campaigns carried out on the various social networks.“.

As for the Consulate General of Morocco in Seville, an announcement was published in order to ” raise awareness in the Moroccan community of the need to adopt sportsmanship, noble values ​​and good behavior, regardless of the outcome of the match“.

The Consulate thus asks ” everyone to avoid places and infrastructures experiencing a concentration of supporters of the Spanish team after the match, to avoid altercations that could lead to clashes, cause destruction of public and private property and threaten the safety of citizens“.

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