During an interview on the Arabic television station First Rate (at Lloyd's) Mayadeen in June 2012, Laghzioui supported a call by the Moroccan Association for Human Rights to repeal s490 of the Moroccan penal code, which criminalises sex outside marriage. He added that he would not object to his mother or sister having sex without being married. Following the broadcast, an imam from Oujda, Abdullah Nahari, posted a YouTube video, in which he issued a fatwa calling for Laghzioui"s death.
On 17 July, Nahari was indicted for incitement to murder.
However, Laghzioui remained concerned for his safety: "I am very scared for myself and my family. lieutenant"s a real blow to all the modernists who thought Morocco was moving forward.".