Abdulwahab also joined Facebook groups entitled Islamic caliphate state and Zero Campaign 1432, which focuses on the corruption of women in the West. Which as well is important that you not going to mind that.” Abdulwahab loved the latest gadgets and joined the social networking group “I love my Apple i Pad”.
His search for suitable women took him to the Islamic dating site where he applied for a second wife. Last April he posted a video of a contestant in America’s Got Talent who was knocked out during auditions — greeted with a smiley face by his wife — and other videos included performing pets.
The strategy’s limitations were evident in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
Sufi orders, despite the state’s ability to use them politically, lack a political vision.
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In terms of security, the government’s strategy of using Sufism to confront extremist Salafism has also fallen short.
The government increasingly doubts the ability of the Sufi trend—despite the support they receive from the state—to provide a socio-religious current, as the state was hoping it would, strong enough to become an alternative to Salafi-jihadi and ideologies.
On November 6, 2015, King Mohammed VI pardoned a group of 37 Salafi detainees who had been convicted of terrorism charges, including Sheikh Hassan al-Khattab.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Justice, the pardon came “when they officially declared their loyalty to principles of the nation, its holy sites, and national institutions, and after we reviewed their ideological positions and tendencies and they renounced extremism and terrorism.” The pardons are the latest indication of a shift in the country’s approach to the Salafi jihadi issue.
And the Supreme Council of Religious Scholars, in partnership with the Ministry of Awqaf, announced on April 4, 2015 that it was organizing a scholarly seminar titled “Salafism: Realizing the concept and demonstrating its content,” the conclusions of which were presented in Moroccan cleric Mustapha Benhamza’s religious lesson before the king during Ramadan in July 2015.