Belgium unlocks 3.3 million to pay 80 new imams

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Belgium unlocks 3.3 million to pay 80 new imams


As part of its anti-radicalisation plan, the Belgium state unlocked 3.3 million euros to pay the salaries of 80 new imams, doubling the number of Muslim clerks who already receive subsidies from the state.

"This strategy corresponds to our philosophy opting for a more integrated Islam" said the Belgian minister of justice Koen Geens, who deals with the remuneration of religious leaders. "To combat radicalisation, it's important that young individuals don't turn to radicalised mosques. This al...


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