By Karima Rhanem | Morocco TIMES 6/8/2005 | 5:49 pm
The Moroccan press denounced on Wednesday Nadia Yassine's latest statements to the Moroccan Arabic weekly 'Al Ousbouia Al Jadida', saying that she prefers a republic regime in Morocco and that Monarchy is not suitable for the country.
Nadia Yassine, daughter of Abdessalam Yassine, the spiritual leader of the Islamist, outlawed movement "Al Adl Wal Ihsane" (Justice and Charity) was summoned last Friday by the judicial police at the request of the Prosecutor of the Rabat first instance court.
Arabic daily Attajdid said in his latest issue that Yassine's statements are not even worth discussing, stressing that the monarchy was chosen by Moroccans for centuries.
French daily 'Aujourd'hui le Maroc' noted that Yassine thinks she is 'a constituent assembly for herself only'. The paper added that she is “as total as her totalitarian vision of the world”
Al Alam newspaper, spokesperson of Istiqlal party (Independence party) said in its editorial that Yassine revealed its passion for a republican state right after a trip to the United States.
The paper deplored that Yassine statements are evident of her ignorance of the importance of monarchy, while wondering which republic she is talking about.
The daily says Yassine should remember that history has proven that "monarchy is not a classical system", but rather "a system in constant development consolidating democracy."
French daily L'Opinion, also spokesperson of Istiqlal party, said that Yassine's declarations mark "the absence of a clear and coherent vision". The paper added that it particularly proves her "flagrant rejection of the popular will".