Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- In an interview given to Agence Press (AP), an interview featured on The New York Times, Ilyas El-Omari, secretary general of the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), said that the Party of Justice an d Development (PJD) is “responsible for allowing the radicalization of Moroccan youth, especially in his northern region of Tangiers-Tetouan-Al-Hoceima.”
Despite blaming the PJD for the radicalization of the youth, the same article stressed that “under the mandate of the PJD, the state has doubled down on fighting extremism, taking credit for dismantling nearly 30 cells this year.”
The article went on to say that “the PAM is widely regarded as close to the palace. It was founded in 2008 by Fouad Ali El Himma, a childhood friend and current royal adviser to King Mohammed VI,” further nothing that “El-Omari denies that the party has any unusual links or access to the monarchy.”
The Moroccan Times.