Bad editorial call

Below, a clipping from a French-langauge Moroccan paper showing an article on the annual Hajj lottery next to an ad for vodka. Details at Laila Lalami's blog.

Hajj And Vodka

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,