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Video news report: The battle for Morocco’s Koran – France24

Morocco has launched an initiative to print a million 'standard' copies to ship to Moroccan mosques, as well as Europe and West Africa, to promote Moroccan Islam as one of tolerance and not fundamentalism. Click on photo to see France24 report.

State publishers in Morocco have launched an initiative to print a million ‘standard’ copies of the Koran to ship to Moroccan mosques, as well as Europe and West Africa, to promote Islam in Morocco as a religion of tolerance and not fundamentalism. Click on photo to see France24 report.

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France24, by Jean-Marie Lemaire / Josh Vardey (June 20, 2013) — In Morocco, the teaching of Islam is at the heart of a battle between modernists and ultra-conservatives.

It has led to different versions of the Koran being printed, with some interpretations being more hardline than others.

State publishers have launched an initiative to print a million ‘standard’ copies to ship to Moroccan mosques, as well as Europe and West Africa, in order to promote their country as one of tolerance and not fundamentalism.

Yet the tug of war continues in Moroccan schools.

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