Morocco Tempers Islamists

(Christian Science Monitor) Moroccan authorities have vowed to rein in radical clerics and revise religious rhetoric to spread a more moderate Islam. The growing popularity of ultraconservative Islam has the government worried that moderate Islam is slowly losing ground to radical Wahhabism, which many fear could turn Morocco into a breeding ground for terrorists. Last week in Spain, an antiterrorism judge testified that there are more than 100 al-Qaeda links in Morocco that pose a profound threat to Europe. Many of the suspects jailed in connection with the March 11 train bombings in Madrid are Moroccan.

2004-07-20 00:00:00

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