Friday, November 19, 2004

European govts seek ways to promote moderate Islam

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PARIS: With concern growing about radical Islam in their midst, governments in western Europe are debating how to ensure that Muslim prayer leaders preach in the local language and spread messages of moderation rather than hate.

The killing two weeks ago of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, an outspoken critic of Islam, has prompted Dutch parliamentarians to call for a ban on foreign imams in future and for the local training of preachers committed to western ideals of tolerance. more....

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