‘Toufiq: Muslims who do not fight illiteracy do not have a sense of religion,’ Al-Hadate (Morocco), 13 May 2014

Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, highlighted the need for Muslims to fight illiteracy as a part of their religious duty. The comments were made by the Moroccan minister during his speech on the issue of extremism.

التوفيق: المسلمون الذين لا يحاربون الأمية ليس لديهم إحساس ديني

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أوضح أحمد التوفيق وزير الأوقاف والشؤون الإسلامية اليوم بمجلس النواب، أن الشباب المغربي لديه حماس كبير للإقبال على الدين، لكن “الدين اللي مكيحاربش به الأمية، معندوش إحساس ديني

وأضاف التوفيق خلال حديثه عن قضية التطرف، أن هذه الأخيرة هي قضية أمة ومجتمع، فالكل يجب أن يساهم في مكافحة التطرف، مبرزا أن هناك عناصر ثلاثة، تُشوه الدين وتتمثل في الجهل والغلو والتطرف

وفي السياق نفسه، أفاد عبد السلام بلاجي عن فريق العدالة والتنمية أن قضية التطرف، ينبغي معالجتها من جميع الجوانب، لأن هناك متطرفين لديهم انتماء ديني، وآخرين ليس لهم انتماء ديني

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Translation

Toufiq: Muslims who do not fight illiteracy do not have a sense of religion

13 May 2014

At the House of Representatives today, Morocco’s Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq explained that Moroccan youth have great enthusiasm to take up religion, but “a religion that does not fight illiteracy does not have a sense of religion.”

During his speech on the issue of extremism, Toufiq added that this it an issue of the nation and society, so everyone must contribute in countering extremism, highlighting that there are three elements that distort religion: ignorance, excess and extremism.

In the same vein, Abdel Salam Balaji from the Justice and Development party, reported that the issue of extremism should be dealt with by all sides because there are extremists with a religious affiliation, and others without religious affiliation.

Translated by Kevin Moore.

Article available at Al-Hadate.

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