The State Agency for National Security and the office of the Chief Mufti, spiritual leader of Bulgaria’s Muslims, have started investigations following a media investigation into allegedly illegal Koranic boarding schools in the country.
This is according to a September 9 2014 report by Nova Televizia, which has spent months on an investigation, including the use of hidden cameras, into the schools that offer free-of-charge housing, food, clothing and Islamic education to children.
The report cited an example of a two-bedroom apartment in the eastern Bulgarian town of Aitos where minor children were living without their parents, with someone paying all the expenses. The teachers are imams and acting imams, the report said.
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