(London Times): Code of practice for mosques aims to stamp out extremism

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Muslim leaders are to carry out spot checks and will introduce programmes to fight extremism in the first set of national guidelines for mosques.

The draft guidelines, to be published tomorrow, represent the most radical attempt so far by leaders of the country’s two million Muslims to tackle extremism and introduce an effective system of self-regulation.

The hope is that the new measures will help to prevent young people from being drawn to extremism through extremist teaching in and around unregulated mosques.

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Posted November 29, 2007 at 6:21 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Marie Blocher wrote:

Seems the ABC could learn something from the
Muslims about preserving the integrity of the faith,
all be it a different faith.

November 29, 10:48 am | [comment link]
2. Craig Goodrich wrote:

Of course one wishes all success to this effort, but what proportion of British mosques (and Islamic schools) are supported by Saudi wahabism?  And how seriously should one take any promise of responsible moderation from wahabi imams?

November 29, 11:47 am | [comment link]
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