EU governments mull crackdown on Islamist extremism
Call for training of imams issued in draft prepared for a meeting of home affairs ministers on Friday
Brussels — EU governments are considering a co-ordinated crackdown on Islamist radicalisation, according to a draft statement that risks stoking tension with Muslim countries.
“We must protect people in Europe from Islamism,” according to the draft seen by Bloomberg, which has been prepared for a meeting of EU home-affairs ministers on Friday. It calls for the EU’s executive arm to promote religious education and training of imams within the EU “that is in line with European fundamental rights and values”...