Monday, 4 June 2007

New funding for UK-trained imams

Ed: Islamisation via the back door, with public money to boot!

The prime minister is to announce funding to train Muslim imams at British universities in a bid to cut reliance on religious leaders from overseas.

He will tell a conference in London that imams from abroad often struggle to engage effectively with young people born and brought up in Britain.

And he will say that British politicians and the public need to listen harder to hear the "calm voice of moderation and reason" from the Muslim community.

High education minister Bill Rammell will also announce that Islamic studies is to be designated "strategically important" to the national interest, allowing tighter scrutiny of university courses. Read more

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