Belgium decides to end convention with Saudis on Great Mosque of Brussels
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    Belgium decides to end convention with Saudis on Great Mosque of Brussels

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    Belgium’s Federal Government decided on Friday to break off immediately its convention with Saudi Arabia on the Great Mosque of Brussels. This is in keeping with a recommendation of the commission of inquiry into the terrorist attacks that aims to end the involvement of foreign states in the teaching of Islam in Belgium.

    The decision provides for a one-year transition period that will be used to establish a new structure associating the Executive of Muslims in Belgium and a local community that is to be set up. The new structure will manage the mosque and be in charge of training imams.

    Jason Bennett
    The Brussels Times