The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Cartoon on king's wealth banned in Morocco


Forgive the poor quality, but this is a cartoon depicting King Muhammad VI of Morocco jetskying on money. It was chosen as an illustration for an article in Courrier International, a French magazine that culls and translates articles from around the world. The issue of Courrier International that carried the cartoon was banned in Morocco. The article it accompanied originally appeared in the Moroccan French-language weekly Le Journal Hedbomadaire.

Update: And this cartoon that appeared in Le Monde alongside an article on the king by Jean-Pierre Tuquoi also got the issue banned: