Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher was scheduled to visit Morocco on Tuesday to learn about combating radicalization. Morocco plays a central role in fighting North Africa extremism, and Minister Asscher will discuss efforts with his Moroccan counterpart and experts on integration and radicalization.
Labour party MP Ahmed Marcouch thinks that educating temperate imams could be one point of improvement in the Netherlands following Morocco's lead in dealing with the issue, BNR reported. Morocco has suffered from terrorist attacks, fundamentalist sentiment and radicalization in recent years, he told the broadcaster.
Marcouch admits that although the Netherlands is not a Muslim country, it would be unfortunate not to learn from a Muslim country with far more experience in dealing with radicalization issues. Morocco has more experience, knowledge and skills in the matter, he said.