Morocco has held its first anti-radicalisation conference in order to encourage moderate views in its society.
Citing Moroccan scholars, the forum stressed that moderation can only be achieved in totality through openness. According to the director of the Academic Muslim Assembly, young people are falling prey to extremist views as a result of a lack of understanding of their religion. He said: “The role of the academic is to educate young people and explain to them in simple and clear terms using the most simple methods the proper understanding of religion.”
The hope now is that other nations besides Morocco and Algeria will embrace these types of forums in the fight against extremism.