German University Starts Training Imams

October 13, 2010

Author: Kirsten Grieshaber

Source: WTOP

Wire Service: AP

Ahmed Sami spoke only Arabic when he moved from Morocco to Germany eight years ago to work as an imam. During his Friday prayer services at a mosque in western Germany, he soon noticed that many of the listeners could not understand him.


"The children and teenagers don't speak a lot of Arabic anymore," the 31-year-old imam said. "German is their native language."