The imprisonment of Briton Ray Cole led to calls for Morocco to be boycotted as a holiday destination.
The Foreign office advice on travel to Morocco states:-
Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Morocco. Sexual relations outside marriage are also punishable by law. It is not uncommon for hotels to ask couples to show evidence of marriage at the time of check-in, and if such evidence is not available, to insist on separate room.
It is against the law to carry bibles in Arabic, to attempt to distribute any non-Muslim or evangelical literature, or to be involved in any such activity.So there it is. No one can claim they did not know. As unpopular and backward as this may appear to us in this country it is their culture which we in the UK are told to respect when practised here because it is "enriching".
When football fans break the law abroad they are condemned by Government, Media and the Police. Britons found guilty of drug crimes abroad receive little sympathy.
Yet this man went abroad with the aim of breaking Moroccan law. And the response of many in the UK can be summed up as "Who do these bl**dy w*gs think they are, sticking an Englishman in gaol"
It looks like neo-colonial and Imperialist attitudes are not just the preserve of the "Right"