The Bahraini leader highlighted the leading role King Mohammed VI has played in serving the cause of peace and anti-extremism.
Rabat – The commissioner of the Bahraini Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf, Farid Ben Yaakoub Al Miftah, stressed on Tuesday in Manama the leading role King Mohammed VI plays in the service of peace and counter-extremism.
During an audience with the Moroccan ambassador to Manama Ahmed Rachid Khattabi, Al Miftah noted that the leading role King Mohammed VI has played in consolidating the values of tolerance and spiritual rapprochement in the region. He said the King’s actions have upheld the real image of Islam.
Al Miftah also highlighted the historical ties between Morocco and Bahrain, noting the shared concerns of the leaders of the two brotherly countries to strengthen cooperation and coordination at various forums, meetings, and joint projects.
During their meeting, the two parties discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation on religion, signing a cooperation agreement in this regard.
Khattabi handed his Bahraini hosts an invitation from the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs to attend the religious talks of the holy month of the holy month of Ramadan.
One recent report found that Morocco has adopted efficient counter-terrorism and de-radicalization approaches that have been more successful than Egypt and Tunisia.
Ever since the creation of the Central Bureau for Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) in 2015, Morocco has tightened its security measures. According to the BCIJ chief, Abdelhak Khiame, between 2015 and 2018, Morocco dismantled 57 terrorist cells and arrested 3,129 suspects, 292 of whom had criminal records. It has also foiled 361 terrorist actions.
Some of the measures taken include the establishment of the Mohammed VI Institute for Training Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates and the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema in 2015, besides mobilizing a number of members of religious councils and the Islamic affairs ministry to engage in de-radicalization programs in prisons.
The report pointed that Morocco’s counter-terrorism approach is based solely on security and that there is still much to be done regarding the socio-economic aspect.