Sweden: Government considers imam training

The Swedish government is to set up an inquiry to look into the possibility of using state funds to help provide training for imams. According to Lars Leijonborg, the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Muslim representatives should be able to benefit from Swedish tax kronor in the same way that Christian priests and ministers do. Former Liberal Party leader Svenska Dagbladet also believes that the move will help curb the development of radical Islam by providing alternatives to Wahhabi and Saudi Arabia training of imams.