Shamroush’s crime, which shocked Morocco and international opinion, occurred on 17 December 2018, when two Scandinavian tourists were discovered raped and beheaded in the foothills of Mount Toubkal dead body near Mount Toubkal. The village of Imriel. 28. in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Moroccan police arrested 18 men suspected of being involved in the crime, and the Moroccan prosecutor’s office declared the killing a terrorist act after a video showed some of the suspects swearing allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Louisa Vesterger Jespersen (born 1994) was born in the Danish town of Ikast. She attended Vester School before enrolling at Ekastbrand University in 2013. Luisa is a travel enthusiast who has visited countries such as Argentina, Peru, and Norway. Louisa Vesterger Jespersen and Maren Orland, both students at Norway’s Southeastern University, arrived in Morocco as tourists on December 9. They began in Marrakech and then travelled together to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, specifically Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak.

Following her death, a video posted online showed the four suspects swearing allegiance to the ISIS terrorist group while discussing the “destruction caused by the Crusader aircraft,” with one suspect saying, “We will keep fighting the enemies of God wherever they are… You have no excuses, and you should be aware of this. “We’ll do that for you.”

Second, Morocco is generally regarded as a safe tourist destination, as the most recent terrorist attack occurred in 2011, when 17 people were killed by a bomb at a restaurant in the city of Marrakech, but more than 1,600 Moroccans travelled to join the Islamic country and participate in it. During Syria’s civil war Moroccan authorities initially turned a blind eye to those who joined ISIS, but then realised they could again commit terrorist crimes in Morocco and set about creating an intelligence office to investigate cases of returnees from “hot spots.” Syria and Iraq, in particular.

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According to a researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, Moroccan authorities were in control of the domestic situation and cooperated with European and American authorities, but they were powerless in the face of terrorist attacks carried out by Moroccans abroad, such as the London Bridge bombing. Moroccans led the way in 2017, as did the Barcelona terror attack. Moroccans were also involved in the Turku attack in 2017.

 

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