Excerpt:

Mosques must appoint British-born imams who speak fluent English because Islamic communities need "better leadership", a major report has concluded.

An inquiry, chaired by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP, found that Muslims need "fit for purpose" leaders who can understand "modern British life".

The report, which was commissioned by the community organising charity Citizens UK, set out to examine the participation of the Islamic community in public life.

It noted that many imams are born and educated overseas, but said: "It is of great importance that British-born imams, who have a good understanding of British culture and who fluently speak English, are encouraged and appointed in preference to overseas alternatives."


Read the complete original version of this item...