Moulay Omar Benhammad, 63, and Fatima Nejjar, 62, have long been figures in the Islamic community calling for chastity and advocating Islamic justice. The two Islamic politicians are now under fire after being found allegedly having sex on a Moroccan beach.
The followers of their Islamic Unity and Reform Movement (MUR) (the ideological wing of the Islamic Justice and Development Party) are not amused and have suspended the two politicians.
The two were allegedly found in a “sexual position” inside of a car on a beach in Mohammedia, about 16 miles north of Casablanca.
Benhammad, a married father of seven, has defended himself by declaring that Najjar is his common law wife and his current wife is against any prosecution for adultery. He was charged with attempted corruption. Nejjar, a widow and mother of six, was booked for complicity to adultery. Under Morocco’s law (which are modeled on Islamic values), extramarital sex is punishable by up to a year behind bars in Morocco.
The couple may have gained a new insight and opposition to the adoption of a Sharia system for Morocco. We have previously seen how adulterers have been stoned in the application of Islamic Sharia justice in other countries.