The Welsh Assembly Government financially supported a pilot project to:
• counter the emergence of extremist attitudes in Muslim young people;
• to facilitate a deeper understanding of the teachings of the Qur’an and traditions of the prophet Mohammad - especially in respect of violence to others; and
• tackle fundamental interfaith issues impacting on community cohesion, among them, identity and Islamophobia.
The project was held in 3 Cardiff schools as part of Personal & Social Education lessons and delivered by a fully trained team including an Imam. The project will be fully evaluated during early 2009 and findings will be considered by the Welsh Assembly Government.
The All Wales Community Cohesion Strategy (2009). Welsh Assembly Government, 36