Denmark could begin stripping citizenship from imams who preach ideas "contrary to basic Danish values", in the latest draconian measure brought in to counter the threat of radical Islam.

The proposal, put forward by the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, is aimed specifically at removing citizenship from Abu Bilal, the outspoken imam of the Grimhøj mosque in Aarhus.

It has already gained tentative backing from the ruling Liberal Party, the opposition Social Democrats and the Conservative party, meaning it is likely to win a majority in parliament.

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