Skip to comments.Swedish state to train imams
Posted on 02/06/2008 6:52:38 AM PST by forkinsocket
The Swedish government is to set up an inquiry to look into the possibility of using state funds to provide training programmes for imams.
Muslim religious representatives should be able to benefit from Swedish tax kronor in the same way as Christian priests and ministers, according to Minster for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg.
The former Liberal Party leader also believes that the move will help stem the development of radical Islam in Sweden.
"It has been suggested that radical Muslims from Saudi Arabia are offering to provide imams for free, and a lack of money means that moderate Muslims who want to set up a mosque don't have any alternatives," Leijonborg told Svenska Dagbladet.
Concrete proposals regarding the structure and composition of a training course for imams would only be put forward following close consultation with Muslims in Sweden, he said. The minister added that the government had already begun discussions with the newly formed Ibn Rushd study foundation.
"My opinion is that we should help Muslims by providing a Swedish training course for imams, or at least supplementary studies in Swedish language and society."
I can see the course outlines now: Illogic 101, Youth Suicides 202, Virgins in Paradies, Back to the Past 331, and a choice of senior courses on: Deflowering little boys, Outrage techniques, Lying, and Wiping your butt with your hands. What a bunch of loons.
Interesting. Thanks for posting. Ping.
I don’t know what’s more disturbing, the idea of the state subsidizing Islam or the fact that they’re already funding other faiths. I would not trust *any* minister who depended on government largesse.
It’s time for the Hammer of Thor to start cleaning up all of Scandinavia.
"ummmm bork bork bork, Allah, ummmm bork bork"
....even though the religion of Muslims promotes the destruction of everything non-Muslim, including Sweden. What morons.
Not as daft as they sometimes look those swedes ...
what are you posting a danish cook for ?
Weren’t the Swedes notorious for submitting to the Nazis without firing a shot? This seems like par for the socialist course.
I'd guess not.
“In a strange way, I’m kind of cool with this. If their government is going to train clerics—which is not something that I think a government should do, but if they are—then might it not be a good idea for imams to be trained by a hopefully somewhat moderate state organization rather than get their training from radical fundamentalists? It might keep the influence of some of the harsher Islamic elements at bay.”
What rot! They’d have to train future imams without the koran and the haditha and the other islamic writings. Thus, it’s an impossibility.
islam is violent and oppressve and intolerant to the very core.
Radical concept alert!
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to figure this out.
Of course the bigots here will accept nothing less than nuking Mecca.