Europe: Morocco sends moderate Muslim preachers to Europe

According to the Ministry for Religious Affairs, Morocco is planning to send moderate Muslim clerics to Europe this September, coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, to help fight extremism among Moroccans abroad. 167 men and 9 women will be part of the mission of clerics instructed to answer the religious needs of the Moroccan community abroad, to protect it from any speeches of extremism or irregular nature, and to shelter it from extremism and fanaticism. The ministry said that 100 preachers would go to France and Belgium, while 10 each would be sent to Spain and Germany, and 7 will be sent to the Netherlands. The remaining others will be sent to Scandinavia and Britain, with one imam going to Canada.