Morocco’s approach in countering extremism highlighted at a US talk show

Morocco’s multidimensional approach in preventing and countering extremism was highlighted at the US Joe Pags Talk Show.

Guest to the US talk show, General Delegate for Prison Administration and Reintegration, Mohamed Salah Tamek, explained how Morocco deals with terror, emphasizing the multidimensional approach adopted by the Kingdom to prevent the propagation of extremism and fight the plague.

Morocco has made significant efforts on various fronts to counter the threat of terrorism and radicalism, Tamek said, explaining that the Kingdom’s policy in terms of management of religious affairs is based on the fact that King Mohammed VI is the Head of State and the Commander of the Faithful, and thus ensures the preservation of religious constant values and the protection of the exercise of worship.

 

The Official recalled in this regard that the religious reference of Morocco is based on moderation, openness, and tolerance.

He also underlined the importance of the organization of the issuance of fatwas, the powers of the Supreme Council of Ulema, religious education and the efforts of Morocco in the training and supervision of imams (preachers) to protect the Kingdom against violent extremism and ostracism.

 

Referring to the de-radicalization programs implemented in jails to counter the obscurantist ideology, Tamek said that “60% of Salafist prisoners released from prison do not reoffend”.

 

He also highlighted the efforts made to provide both educational and socio-economic support to inmates to enable them to reintegrate better in society after their release.

 

During the talk show, the Moroccan official praised the recognition by the United States of the full sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara, saying that as a Sahrawi, he highly commends this historic decision.

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