“Minister says he hopes classes by moderate imams will teach imprisoned fighters ‘about the dangers of religious radicalism’.

Kosovo launched Friday a program aimed at de-radicalizing its jailed jihadists, including lectures in prisons by moderate imams.

More than 90 percent of Kosovo’s 1.8 million inhabitants are Muslims who practice a moderate form of Islam.

But over the past few years more than 300 Kosovo nationals have gone to join jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq. About 50 of them have been killed.

It is believed that they fell under the influence of a group of local imams educated in Arab countries that practice a radical interpretation of Islam.” (KosSev)