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Extremist imams blocked

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has blocked the entrance of imams and preachers accused of terrorism and sectarianism to participate in events to be held in Kuwait. This comes after the ministry released a directive requiring its approval before religious or charity organizations can bring clerics to participate in local spring camps.

The list includes imams from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia, as well as imams who live in Europe. They are accused of spreading extremist ideologies through TV programs, Al-Jarida reported yesterday quoting ministry sources. “These regulations come as part of the government’s efforts to fight extremism or any practice that can damage national unity or spread sectarianism in society,” the sources explained. – Al-Jarida

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