Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman and producer Rebecca Haggerty visited the North African kingdom of Morocco to report on how many Moroccans – including those in the government – are turning to Sufism as a moderating influence in the fight against religious extremism.
For more on Sufism in Morocco, read about the music, mysticism and moderation.
12/15/2009 :: 05:03:10 PM
Torben Holleufer Says:
I am a huge fan of moroccan sufism. The piece was full of false info, though. The whirling derwishes were clearly from Syria or Turkey. Then there was the information, that the Aissaoua brotherhood originated in Fez, when the shrine and mausoleum of the founder Sidi Mohamed ben Aissa is in neighbouring town of Meknes. The info was given together with some flamenco music of Andalucia. All in all a nice advert for the annual commercial festival of Sacred Music in Fez, but little to do with actual sufism in Morocco. Where people in trance is the norm at the religious moussems, which is the real thing. Not this commercial one.