Taroudante - Experts at the Internal Security Forum held September 2 to 5 at the headquarters of the Czech Parliament in Prague praised Morocco’s efforts in the fight against radicalism, religious extremism, and terrorism.
Taroudante – Experts at the Internal Security Forum held September 2 to 5 at the headquarters of the Czech Parliament in Prague praised Morocco’s efforts in the fight against radicalism, religious extremism, and terrorism.
Experts at the forum discussed the pressing questions in the current European internal security environment and the search for better solutions to enhance security cooperation. They highlighted Morocco’s example of countering religious radicalism, and praised Morocco’s efforts
“The Moroccan experience stands as an inspiring example in that it is based on a holistic approach that addresses the sources of extremism through socio-economic projects in a context promoting moderate Islam, impregnated with virtues of the middle stance and moderation,” said the organizers.
Morocco’s success to date is largely due to the establishment of local and foreign Imams adopting a tolerant Islam, moderate, open and balanced.
Gilles de Kerchove, expert and coordinator for the Council of Europe in the field of combating terrorism, described the initiative of the Kingdom as “laudable,” producing remarkable results in the field.
Kerchove highlighted the importance of the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, where some 500 imams from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Tunisia and France, alongside their Moroccan colleagues, receive a religious education marked by high values of a moderate Islam, as practiced in Morocco for centuries, based on the Sunni Maliki rite.
Organized by the European Values Think-Tank in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and other distinguished partners, the 2015 forum focused on the so-called Islamic State as one of the primary security issues for the region, the European Union and global security in general.