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'Invest in Muslim communities,' says Imam as Charles Michel backs education to beat radicalisation

The minaret and the mosque of the Islamic center Vienna
The minaret and the mosque of the Islamic center Vienna Copyright Ronald Zak/AP
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By Katy DartfordEuronews
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Michel spoke in Vienna on Tuesday to outline his initiative against 'ideology of hatred'.

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European Council President Charles Michel has proposed setting up a special European institute to train imams against 'ideology of hatred'.

He was speaking in Vienna during a visit hosted by Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to discuss tackling terrorism in Europe.

Last week a gunman killed four people in Vienna in an attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State group.

Days earlier, stabbings that killed three people in the French city of Nice were also deemed to be terror-related.

Mohammed Cheppih, an Imam and theologist, agrees with the idea in principle but says investment is needed. Watch his interview in the media player above.

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