Abdelhak El Khiam, the head of the Moroccan Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), has reiterated Morocco's offer to help counter radical Islamist propaganda through the training of imams in Europe.

In an interview with the British media outlet Financial Times, the Moroccan anti-terror chief said the kingdom is keen on training imams from Europe to help spread the teachings of the Malikite school, the Islamic school of jurisdiction followed in Morocco and across the Maghreb.

El Khiam deplored what he saw as a religious vacuum in Europe, which he said will be always exploited by extremists unless it is filled with the proper institutionalized discourse.

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