Morocco: al-Qaeda outflanks protest movement?

Authorities in Morocco say al-Qaeda is suspected in the April 28 remote-controlled bomb blast that killed 16, including 12 tourists, at a cafe on the Djemaa el-Fna, the central square of Marrakesh. A video posted on the Internet three days before the attack, attributed to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), included a threat to Morocco, authorities said. (MEO, April 29) The attack came four days after thousands of Moroccans marched nationwide to demand sweeping reforms before a new constitution is unveiled in June by King Mohammed VI. The march was organized by the Facebook youth movement Fevrier 20. The group said its members would not accept the present draft constitution drawn up by the monarchy. (CNN, April 24)

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