Washington – "Morocco is distinguishing itself through a series of successes in breaking up Islamic terror cells and foiling attacks, writes on Monday U.S. news website Breitbart.
Washington – “Morocco is distinguishing itself through a series of successes in breaking up Islamic terror cells and foiling attacks, writes on Monday U.S. news website Breitbart.
“As part of its systematic crackdown on terrorist activities, Morocco established its own home intelligence agency in 2015, the Bureau Central d’Investigation Judiciaire (BCJI). In less than two years, the Bureau has taken credit for uncovering 40 terrorist cells and arresting nearly 600 people,” underlines +Breitbart+ in an article by Thomas D. Williams.
Quoted by the website, Adelhak Khiame, the director of the BCJI, said that ISIS has even tried to “brainwash young girls on the internet to recruit them for an attack here.”
“Morocco has also furnished key intelligence with other nations. It was one of the countries to warn Germany about the Tunisian jihadi who was behind the attack last year at a Christmas market in Berlin,” according to Breitbart.
It adds that Morocco has also sought to combat Muslim extremism by educating its own imams in a school of moderate Islam, where students are taught to accept different opinions and values.
The article also highlights King Mohammed VI’s visit to the historic Ettedgui Synagogue in December, which was restored as part of the second phase of the renovation program of Casablanca’s Old Medina.
The restoration of the synagogue and the museum included exhibits with paintings retracing the history of Judaism in Morocco in an effort to “preserve the authentic Moroccan identity,” according to Serge Berugo, head of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, quoted by Breitbart.