Washington - WJLA-TV, a news channel affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), on Monday highlighted Morocco's "very successful" experience in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
Washington – WJLA-TV, a news channel affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), on Monday highlighted Morocco’s “very successful” experience in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
In an article published on its website under the title “Chasing terror”, the Washington-based channel noted that the approach adopted by Morocco following the 2003 terrorist attacks is based primarily on a “comprehensive and holistic understanding” of the modus operandi of extremist groups and networks and their “culture”.
Quoting Mohammed Benhamou, President of the Moroccan Centre for Strategic Studies (French acronym CMES), the author Scott Thuman points out that Morocco, a country known for its tolerance and co-existence, has restructured its religious field, particularly through the training of imams whose role is of “special significance” in the fight against any politician or ideological use of religion.
The American channel also notes that since the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Morocco has played a “central” role in the efforts aimed at fighting the terrorist threat, hailing the “success formula” implemented by the Kingdom in the field.