[The Hill] Hopeful signs for religious reform in the Arab world

Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, published an op-ed on Moroccan efforts to teach moderate religious values focused on tolerance and openness to counter extremism and radical religious interpretation: The Hill (April 9, 2018) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s visit to the United States has generated much press and excitement about the future monarch, a leader who appears to be committed to religious, socio-economic and ...

Morocco, Longtime US Counterterrorism Ally, Attends Anti-ISIS Coalition Meeting in Washington

Washington, DC, March 23, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, was in Washington yesterday for a meeting of the Ministers of the anti-ISIS Global Coalition, convened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “review and accelerate the campaign for the lasting defeat of ISIS.” Morocco was the first Maghreb country to join the coalition, and was designated ...

King Mohammed VI’s August 20 Speech Hailed Abroad as a Message of Peace, Tolerance | North Africa Post

King Mohammed VI’s recent speech draws strong praise across the globe: Several foreign officials and media outlets have highlighted the importance and timeliness of the speech delivered by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on the 63rd anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, wherein he called on monotheists to pool efforts to fight the scourge of terrorism, which is sparing no community and no country. In this vein, ...

Moroccan Experience in Fighting Terrorism, Violent Extremism Showcased in Washington | MAP

Morocco presented its experience in combating violent extremism at the first joint ministerial meeting of countries participating in the International Coalition to fight the “Islamic State,” held in Washington, DC: Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, highlighted, Thursday in Washington, the Moroccan experience, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, in fighting terrorism and violent extremism. In a statement to MAP on the ...

Deputy Secretary of State Blinken: US-Moroccan Partnership is Key

In Two-Day Morocco Visit, Deputy Secretary Meets with Officials and Civil Society, Talks COP 22, Counterterrorism Washington, DC, July 21, 2016 (MACP) — US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Morocco Wednesday and Thursday to meet with government officials as well as university students, entrepreneurs, and NGOs to discuss the fight against violent extremism and the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate ...
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