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Australian Imams to sign up to new values code

Muslim clerics in Australia will deliver more sermons in English and set up a training programme for Imams in a move aimed at stopping radical preachers from promoting violence. A weekend meeting of Imams and Muslim community leaders also resolved to speak out more against violence and militancy, to better explain their religion to non-Muslims and to set up a national board of Imams to oversee the nation’s mosques. Prime Minister John Howard welcomed the measures, saying the changes would make the Muslim community more open and would help curb the small number of Muslims who preached violence. Full Story

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