German author and undercover journalist Shams Ul-Haq claims to have visited hundreds of mosques across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and says that one in ten mosques there preaches radical Islamic ideas.
Mr Ul-Haq, who is originally from Pakistan, said that the number of mosques that preach hatred of the west and adherence to radical Islamic ideas is growing across the German-speaking countries of Europe with at least 50 in Austria alone, Kronen Zeitung reports.
During his visits, Ul-Haq also noticed that the imams were often not the real drivers behind what was preached but were pushed by financial backers who dictate what they said in sermons.
Ul-Haq also met with radical Salafists but said that they did not immediately approach him and were very wary of newcomers.
“It took almost two years for some to get in touch with me. They felt their way slowly, examining, watching. They are not stupid,” he said. [Breitbart London] Read more