According to Anouar Kbibech, CFCM representative, the radicalization problem stems more from the Internet then from imams.
“We presume that religious radicalization does not always occur in mosques or though imams. Rather it originates in social networks, which spread distorted views of the Muslim religion, i.e. false interpretation of both Koran verses and the hadith of the Prophet,” Kbibech told Sputnik.
“We felt that it is necessary to come back to the original Koran text and to clarify the true significance in this context,” he said.
According to the results of this meeting, the Minister of the Interior and CFCM representatives established measures that will be presented later in Autumn this year.
Also a conventional charter for French imams was discussed.
“The charter is only now being developed and we cannot give any previous criteria that will be established. But I believe that imams will be offered to take moral responsibilities,” says Kbibech.
Imams will not be required to sign up to the charter, but Anouar Kbibech must first reassure religion authorizes and the French government that the imams will commit to it anyways.
“It will be an additional plus on the imams resume, the fact that he received a recommendation from CFCM. Mosques, which will want to employ the imam, will check his profile. And the government as well since the imams actually receive permission from CFCM,” Anouar Kbibech told Sputnik.