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'We imams are part of the solution'
The imam of one of Copenhagen's biggest mosques has attacked Tuesday's decision to cut Islamic leaders out of Denmark's anti-radicalisation plan, arguing that they alone can give a theological argument against extremism.
"We imams are part of the solution," Mohammed Ali Blaoo, who runs the large new mosque on Rovsingsgade, told Denmark's Berlingske newspaper. "Only we imams can give young people a theological argument for getting out of extremism and taking a moderate position."
The government on Tuesday dropped a plan to provide funding to imams to help them identify and confront extremist Danes, after the Danish People's Party refused to accept the measure.
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