How Morocco is training up French imams

In 2015, France signed a deal with Morocco to help educate future French and Francophone imams. The goal is to reinforce and promote a more balanced form of Islam that conforms to France's Republican ideals. But the deal also aims to play down efforts by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to promote ultraconservative and fundamentalist strands of the religion. This report follows two student imams from their hometown in northern France to training school in Morocco's capital Rabat.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Jessica Sestili and Elom Marcel Toble.

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