UK Envoy Under Fire for Saying Girls’ Killing ‘Doesn’t Change Beauty of Morocco’

Two backpackers, 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark, were brutally murdered while they were hiking in the Atlas Mountains. Over a dozen suspects have been arrested, several of them even pledged allegiance to Daesh* in a video now circulating on social media.
Like other public figures, the UK Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly took to Twitter to express his condolences and dismay over the killing of the young tourists from Scandinavia, one of whom was beheaded. However, his attempt to call for resistance in face of terrorism and not to “over-react” has prompted a storm of outraged comments.


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