Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan, the minister for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said that inadequate surveillance of mosques has led to Islamist terrorism in Germany.
"You can't just leave a mosque open and allow anyone to go there and to preach. You need to have licences," said al Nahjan in an interview with DPA.
He added that the problem existed in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, arguing that Muslims were becoming radicalized in mosques where the authorities were not exerting strong enough control.
"We have always offered our help, we have always said we would train people," said al Nahjan, adding that no European country had ever accepted the offer.