France

Could this be France's first 'liberal' mosque?

France could have its first female imam
In France’s secular state, there is currently no codified way of training imams. Most are trained abroad or imported from North Africa, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
 
But two French Muslim academics want to launch what they’re calling France’s ‘first liberal mosque’, creating a French Islam diverse from the country’s traditional Sunni faith. 

One of them is a woman – making her the first to train as an imam in France.

But do Muslims - and especially the allegedly more liberal youth - actually want a mosque like this?

Producer: Sophia Smith Galer