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Editorial

Moderate is the way

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By EMN Updated: Feb 22, 2015 10:58 pm
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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the end of the day it is the path of moderate that leads to acceptable conclusion. We saw this in the history book. Anything that was extreme did not last though we agree that in certain situation extremists do manufacture a strong and short-spell appeal.
One best case of moderate-practicing today is witnessed in Morocco.
Concerned over the climaxing religious extremism, an American scholar is propagating the strategy the former French colony is applying.Peter Pham has been saying that the way Morocco canvasses to thwart the religious extremism should be noted by the whole world. The American expert said that “Morocco’s experience in fighting violent extremism and promoting the values of moderate Islam is a model to follow not only for the Middle East and North Africa but also for the whole world.”
Peter Pham is director of the Africa Center of the US think-tank Atlantic Council. He stated that “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.”
According to a news report, “Peter Pham 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.”
In the words of Peter Pham the Moroccan strategy to combat religious extremism “is highly appreciated across the African continent, and that Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria are willing to learn from the expertise of Morocco in terms of the training of imams in accordance with the values of moderate Islam.”

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By EMN Updated: Feb 22, 2015 10:58:08 pm