Imams cooperate against extremism

Feb 3

 

Düsseldorf, capital city of the German State North-Rhine Westphalia was the location for the first meeting between mosque centers and the German police to discuss extremism among young Muslims.

 

The Imams and the central council for Muslims underline the necessity of Imams and Islamic representatives through dialogue and discourse when approaching young Muslims. Religious authorities would be more promising in speaking to Muslims than State authorities. State initiated “Exit programs” would deter young Muslims and offer them no incentives to discuss their motivations and frustrations.