The head of the Africa Center of the US think-tank Atlantic Council, Peter Pham, said last week that “Morocco’s experience in fighting violent extremism stands as a model to follow not only for the Middle East and North Africa but also for the whole world,” Maghreb Press Agency (La MAP) reported.
“Morocco’s strategy to counter violent extremism stands as a model in the region and in the world as it is based on a comprehensive approach that addresses the root causes of extremism through social and economic programs along with the promotion of a moderated Islam,” said Pham in a statement to the aforementioned outlet.
The “centrality of the Institution of the Commandership of the Faithful in safeguarding Morocco from religious extremism. In this respect, he shed light on Morocco’s reform of the religious sphere citing, in particular, the Imams’ training program in line with the tolerant religious and spiritual values of the Kingdom,” La MAP went on further reported.
The Moroccan Times.