- M. CHTAINI
Patience has a limit. The anonymous bullies do intimidate everyone who seeks a dialogue and are interested in communicating with each other over a variety of relevant subjects and issues that are written by people who take the time and make the effort to write and express their views. This platform is for learning and to educate each other and we are very glad to have it. It should not be monopolized by few trouble makers who under the pretext of free speech and anonymity misuse the privilege granted to them.
This handful of commentators using pseudonyms choose to participate in the dialogue not by analyzing the content of articles, offering constructive criticism, and exchanging ideas about issues we all care about, but rather by launching personal attacks or by fixing on a minor point to vent their pet peeves and preconceived ideas. The silent majority who appreciate the articles published do not care about this irresponsible small group of individuals.
I am shocked by the way they welcomed news about the Moroccan Royal Air Force first to be trained pilot on the F 16 in the USA. I am proud of this young pilot whether he is of Berber, Arab or Fassi origin. He and pilots like him are willing to defend Morocco with their lives when the call of duty is made.
How would you like to be a young pilot, a member of squadron team made up of Moroccans of different origin, and be picked on by people like you who claim to be “democratic” because you are a Fassi and have a Fassi-Fehri as a name? What about the other pilots who are Aroubi, Riffi, Soussi, Zayani or Sahraoui? I do not mind the critical-comments game played with most of the articles written about Morocco’s political economy. I do not mind that these critics miss the boat most of the time in their critiques of the content and instead resort to personal attacks. I do not mind when they get involved in a diatribe among themselves and criticize each other. But I refuse to accept these attempts to judge the merit of Captain Fassi-Fehri because he happens to be from Fassi origin. We should respect the young pilots of the Moroccan Royal Air Force. These pilots are very special and proud young men and do not need this type of criticism of one member of their flying squadron team. Knowing how proud these pilots are, if these critics were to talk to them face to face about one of their squadron team members as they did about pilot Fassi Fehri, they would have been in trouble.
Come on bullies! Take my honest advice contribute constructively or be quiet. No one has the right to censure or approve and disapprove the ideas of others or monopolize comments. Do not misunderstand me, I will fight for your right to express yourselves and but when you all team up against a valiant pilot from the Moroccan Royal Air Force because he happens to bare the name of Fassa Fehri and who is from a Fassi origin, we call that type of behavior in America bigotry and racism. I am not trying to make this a personal issue because I know that you are not bigots or racists but your comments would lead one to believe otherwise.
Don’t you think that these guys owe an apology to the Captain and to his squadron team and to the Moroccan Royal Air Force. We all know that they are wrong and as we do in America, they should be men enough to apologize.