French Muslim group welcomes training of imams in Morocco | RFI
Around 50 French imams will be trained at the Mohammed VI Institute in Morocco each year as part of the fight against extremism:
The Union of Mosques in France (UMF) welcomed Sunday’s Franco-Moroccan statement on the training of imams, which “must be at the heart of any prevention programme in the fight against extremists”, it said.
France and Morocco on Saturday signed a joint statement on cooperation in the training of imams at the Mohammed VI Institute, opened in Rabat in March, during French President Francois Hollande’s two-day visit this weekend.
The training will promote “an Islam with the right balance” that conforms to “values of openness and tolerance”.
As many as 50 French imams could attend the international institute each year for religious training…[FULL STORY]