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Rachid Benzine's Letters to Nour to be performed on June 27 in New York

Rachid Benzine Moroccan-French political scientist, Islamologue and philosopher./Ph. DR
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Letters to Nour, a play by French-Moroccan political scientist Rachid Benzine, will be performed Wednesday, 27th of June, at the Instituto Cervantes of New York, indicates a poster sent to Yabiladi on Monday.

The work of art narrates the account of a Muslim philosopher's letters to his daughter «Nour» who decided to join ISIS in Iraq.

The event is organized by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and the International Committee on Crime and Radicalization Prevention, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to the UN, UNESCO, the permanent Mission of Morocco, Belgium, Tunisia and La Francophonie to the UN.

The letters will be read in French with English subtitles. The play will be followed by the opening of a discussion panel attended by Rachid Benzine and Muriel Domenach, Secretary General of the CIPDR.

The play is organized beside the high-level conference on counter-terrorism in the United States.

For the record, Benzine is a Kenitra-native who arrived in France when he was 7 years old. He pursued studies in economics and political sciences.

His play is inspired by «Nour, pourquoi n'ai-je rien vu venir ?» (Seuil, 2016), a book he wrote following the November 13, 2015 attacks in France.

Before New York, Letters to Nour will be performed starting from June the 14th at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Italy.

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