Moroccan actor arrested for allegedly mocking Islam

Moroccan authorities arrested an actor on Tuesday evening after he allegedly insulted Islam in a video clip widely shared on social media.

Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker appeared to mock mosques and Friday sermons on Instagram Live on Monday, with a number of his friends.

"We are at the mosque since bars are closed because of the lockdown. The bar of the mosque," Boubker said in the video according to Moroccan World News.

He reportedly told people "to make their ablution with wine and perform prayers with whiskey".

The actor appears drunk in the video. The comments sparked angry reactions in Morocco.

Boubker has since released a video in which he apologized to Moroccans, saying that he had been wrong, not in his right mind and that he was a Muslim.

Casablanca's public prosecutor has opened an investigation into Boubker.


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