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Islamic group slams 'out of touch' imams for causing drift towards extremism
Young Muslims are being pushed towards extremism because their mosques are run by elderly and out-of-touch cliques, a report by an Islamic think-tank said yesterday.
The Quilliam Foundation, an anti-extremist Islamic organisation, accused imams of failing to teach and preach in English and of shutting women out of their mosques.
Only about 3 per cent of Muslim clerics were born in this country and most do not have full command of English, the study said.
The report said that mosque leaderships did not promote British values and allowed young people to drift towards jihadists who speak their own language.
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