Morocco's Program for Securing Religious Toleration -- Sightings (Aomar Boum)
Even as Islam becomes part of the American political debate, and ISIS takes center stage in Syria and Iraq, we rarely hear about moderating forces. In this essay Aomar Boum of UCLA points our attention to Morocco, where the government has taken an important role in forming a moderate tolerant understanding of Islam. It's schools are hard at work training new leadership for Africa and Europe. It is, as the author notes, a continuation of a project that once existed in Andalusia (Muslim Spain). It's an interesting essay, and one we need to lift up. Here is an alternative that rarely gets attention. But then that maybe why we don't hear about Morocco. It's too peaceful!