Paris - Morocco is investing in the religious reform to provide an alternative model to Salafism, French daily "Libération" said on Tuesday.
Paris – Morocco is investing in the religious reform to provide an alternative model to Salafism, French daily “Libération” said on Tuesday.
The publication noted that since March 2015, the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams is training a new generation of Muslim representatives.
They come from Morocco, but also from Mali, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Nigeria and, since last year, from France, said the author of the article, noting that these countries, which were attracted by the Moroccan model of religious leadership, have signed training agreements for their own nationals.
Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, was the first to seek the help of King Mohammed VI in 2013, when he was elected to lead a country struck by jihadism, the publication added.
The King initiated an ambitious reform of the religious field, stressed “Libération”, highlighting the massive investments in the building and renovation of mosques.