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Germany imams risk of extremism   Middle East conundrum

Started 5-Jan by AuntBetsie; 372 views.

From: AuntBetsie


So far in Germany, the move to educate imams has been led by the Muslim community rather than the government, although the state has agreed to provide funding.

The largest single employer of imams in Germany is Ditib, a Turkish government agency that trains them, pays their salary and decides when they leave Germany. In recent years, German politicians and commentators have begun to raise concerns at the influence this gives Turkey over Germany’s Muslim community.


Germany cuts funding to largest Turkish-Islamic organization, DITIB

The German federal government had provided funds to DITIB for counterextremism and refugee aid programs. The Turkish-Islamic group has been under fire over a number of scandals. The German government will no longer be funding projects run with the country's largest Islamic umbrella group, the Interior Ministry in Berlin announced on Thursday.

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From: AuntBetsie


Germany trains its own imams to cut risk of extremism

At Friday prayers, the area around Berlin’s Sehitlik mosque can seem like a forgotten corner of Istanbul.

It’s not just the traditional Ottoman mosque, complete with dome, twin minarets and pierced screens, or the fact that many of the older faithful greet each other in Turkish. Even the sermon, as it crackles over the loudspeakers, is in Turkish. But in recent months, the new imam has also started to preach in German.

It is the first time the Sehitlik, one of Berlin’s biggest mosques, has had an imam who speaks German. But he still comes from Turkey. He had to be recruited from another country because there is no way to train as an imam in Germany. Things are about to change. Next April, Osnabruck University is set to open Germany’s first imam training course – a move Prof Rauf Ceylan, a leading Islamic scholar and one of the founders of the project, says is a vital step in combating extremism.

Justin Huggler January 04 2021 02:30 AM

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That is a good start, but I don't think it can change the hateful verses or change them to more lenient belief system!


From: AuntBetsie


What can people do, when mainly most of the current Politicians are lawfully high positions crooks?


Lana (Redneckbab1)

From: Lana (Redneckbab1)


Fanatical followers cannot be trained into a civilisation that hasn't been quaintly informed how hedious some religious preaching are rooted from their starting point in their own verses.

Lana (Redneckbab1)

From: Lana (Redneckbab1)


Currently - I often wonder if we actually have a civilisation!??