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Saturday, 15 May 2021 12:04 GMT

Belgium grants Morocco administration of Brussels Mosque


( MENAFN ) Abolishing an agreement made in 1969, the Belgian government has officially decided to withdraw the administration of the Great Mosque in Brussels from Saudi Arabia and give it to Morocco.

The findings of the parliamentary committee, recommending the decision over terror-related charges, Great Mosque as promoting a Salafi-Wahhabi Islam that encourages violence and extremist ideology.

Spanish newspaper ABC said that the decision of the Belgian Justice Minister, Koen Geens, comes at a time when "Saudi media is trying to promote new reforms, announced by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, which include giving women a margin of freedom".

The same media outlet pointed out that the Great Mosque, which is governed by an Islamic institution formed by Saudis in 1962 and called the "Muslim World League," will be under the guardianship of another Muslim organiation from Morocco that pursues a more tolerant and moderate Islam.

It's worth mentioning that the Maliki doctrine is more tolerant compared to the Wahhabi doctrine, which is criticized for engaging in preaching activities.


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