the Moroccan counter-terrorism approach stressed in Algiers

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Algiers – The Minister of the Interior, Mohamed Assad, highlighted Wednesday in Algiers, the fundamentals of the Moroccan approach vanguard in the fight against terrorism, extremism and organized crime.

The approach taken by the Kingdom stood out from the beginning of the third millennium, for a whole and the involvement of all stakeholders in order to deal with these phenomena that pose a threat to the safety and stability in the world, especially in the Arab region has become, unfortunately, the breeding ground for most of tension, said Mr. Assad in a comprehensive presentation, supported statistical and practical given at the opening the 32nd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior.

He, by the way, gave a broad overview of the aspects of the Kingdom’s strategy in this area, emphasizing its integrated and multidimensional nature, starting with the restructuring of the religious field, through updating the legal arsenal to arrive at social support, to the issue of development and proactive vision in the activities of the security services.

As for the religious and spiritual dimension, Mr. Assad welcomed the interest shown by many Arab and African countries in the Moroccan experience in this field, recalling the extreme importance the United restructuring the religious field, “through the attachment of cultic unity of the nation, the tolerant teachings of Islam, and the values ​​of the middle and otherness.”

Referring to the issues of social support and development, the minister reviewed the efforts of the Kingdom for the consecration of “a just and comprehensive human development, in a political climate of multiparty and democratic management of differences.”

He, in this context, highlighted the central role of the National Human Development Initiative (INDH), launched in 2005 by HM King Mohammed VI, who remains “a pioneering experiment to fight against poverty, insecurity and social disparities through a participatory approach promoting good local governance and community-based policy for strengthening civil society capacity and immunize against extremist currents and nihilism. ”

On another level, Mr. Assad focused on the efforts of the Kingdom in terms of updating the legislation to the “up to speed challenges resulting from terrorist threats and new crimes.”

The amendments made to the Code of Criminal Procedure have thus focused on money laundering, financing and advocating terrorism or propaganda in favor of terrorist organizations.

These are provisions made to join or attempt to join individually or collectively, in an organized or not, entities, organizations, bands and groups, terrorists, whatever their form, their object or where they are located.

The legislature has also criminalized the receiving or attempting to receive training or training whatever the form, nature or duration within or outside the territory of Morocco, to commit terrorist act inside or outside the Kingdom.

The minister, on the other hand, addressed the efforts of the security services on the ground to fight against these scourges and initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom in order to equip them with the material, legal and human resources necessary to carry out their mission in addition to “preventive and proactive measures based on monitoring, collecting information and improving the quality of information.”

The minister, for this purpose, outlined the safety device “Hadar”, representing one of the new mechanisms to enable public authorities to anticipate the threat of terrorism, taking into account the ongoing development of its modes and his nature.

The proactive approach, which was welcomed by regional and international partners, has demonstrated its efficiency in light of the results obtained, welcomed Mr Assad, noting that since the terrorist attacks of 16 May 2003 in Casablanca, she successfully dismantled a large number of terrorist cells, some of which were affiliated with al-Qaida and other specialized in regimentation and sending fighters to the different areas of tension, especially in Syria and Iraq.

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