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Imams will have to register and face security vetting under Home Office plans
Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures will have to enrol in a "national register of faith leaders" and be subject to government-specified training and security checks in the Home Office's latest action on extremism.
The highly controversial proposal appears in a leaked draft of the Government's new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Telegraph, which goes substantially further than previous versions of the document.
The strategy, due to be published this autumn, says that Whitehall will "require all faiths to maintain a national register of faith leaders" and the Government will "set out the minimum level of training and checks" faith leaders must have to join the new register.
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