“People drink and smoke. There is prostitution everywhere. But then (during Ramadan), they don’t tolerate that you are not a Muslim”

Masayminch (“We’re not fasting” in the local Arabic dialect) was founded last month by Moroccan youths seeking to defend individual liberties, starting with the right of non-believers to eat, drink or smoke in public during the Muslim holy month.

“The essential vision is to tell society that we are different, and that we shouldn’t have to hide to live in peace,” Imad Iddine Habib, 23, a co-founder of the group, told AFP.

Now that’s a brave stance.