Terrorism is not a new phenomenon in itself, but compared to the past it has become an extraterritorial threat, and due to the new conditions it can only be effectively countered by having a global response. The religious aspect of radicalisation must be properly addressed, as it is what gives today's terrorism its global nature and what makes it extremely dangerous. The Muslim world, which is the one which suffers the most from the current situation, is the best placed to provide us with the right answers. Morocco in particular established a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy which includes specific training for Imams and spiritual guides, and opened it to foreign countries. This is an element that should be considered by all western counterterrorism strategies, because it represents a fundamental component of the fight against the root causes of terrorism and we alone do not have the knowledge and the competences to be successful in this field. However, while it is essential that national counterterrorism strategies also address the religious aspect, it is equally important that they are coordinated among themselves, and the work of the UN, NATO, EU, OSCE and all other relevant organisations is crucial from this point of view.
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