The idea of Danish imams being able to stay at home and be educated in Denmark was proposed this week by Anders Gadegaard, the head of Danske Kirkers Råd, the national council of churches.

The concept was praised by the national Islamic association, Det Islamiske Trossamfund.

"We applaud the idea for recognising that there is a Muslim minority living in Denmark," the association's head, Imran Shah, told Kristeligt-Dagblad newspaper.

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