The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland (FIOS) is working on two sets of codes its members must abide by, the organisation's president has announced. One of them will concern the appointment of imams.

"The first one will be a combination of ethics and civil responsibility. The second one will in particular remind the presidents [of the organisations] of their responsibility when appointing imams and in managing their centres," said the FIOS's Montassar BenMrad in an interview published on Friday by the French-speaking 24 Heures and Tribune de Genève newspapers.

He confirmed that the FIOS has intervened each time a problem had arisen over the content of imams' preaching or potential radicalisation, especially in Geneva, Biel, Winterthur and Lausanne.

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