Imam calls for syllabus on Islam to be taught at faith schools
Muslim leader welcomes plans for new religion classes as they would teach 'tolerance'
A prominent Muslim leader in Ireland has called on the Government to facilitate preparation of a syllabus on Islam to be taught at the community's faith schools in Ireland. This, he feels, would help avoid radicalisation of Muslim youth.
More generally Shayk Umar Al-Qadri also believes a specific faith should not be taught in schools "to avoid an 'us' and 'them' situation".
"There should only be 'us'," he said.
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