France: brave imam

World Watch Monitor  |  World
Date posted:  1 Apr 2018
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Sexual slavery practised by Islamic State (IS) jihadists is condoned in literature that is available at Islamic institutions and should be burnt, a leading imam in France said in March.

Hocine Drouiche, vice president of the Conference of Imams of France and an imam in Nimes, said that the ideology behind the sex-slave market set up in Mosul, Iraq, during its occupation by IS could be found in books published or stocked by Islamic universities that contained justifications for the rape of women and girls ‘because they are not Muslims’. Dr Drouiche faced criticism from some French imams for saying political Islam and terrorism are linked.

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