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Morocco is Actively Fighting Terrorism [Wall Street Journal]

Former U.S. ambassador to Morocco Edward M. Gabriel on Morocco’s efforts against violent extremism:

wall street journal wsjAs noted in “Arab States’ Help Opens a New Front in Fight” (U.S. News, Sept. 30), militaries fighting alongside Western forces against Islamic State represents a paradigm shift in the global fight against terrorism; but it isn’t the first time—or the only way—Arab regimes have played a role in stabilizing the region.

Ever since the Casablanca terrorist bombings of 2003, Morocco has upped the ante in fighting extremism with a multidimensional approach that combines strong counterterrorism laws with human-development programs that go to the root causes of extremism: unemployment, poverty and frustration…[Full Story]

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