Bert Anciaux, Flemish minister of culture, introduced a plan for the building of the Expertise Center for Islamic Culture in Flanders, where both government and the people can go for information about Muslim culture in Flanders. “From a study that I had conducted through Ghent University it appears that the demand for knowledge about Islam is big. Our principal sources of information is after all not contact with Muslims, but the media, that all too often present a distorted picture,” said Anciaux. The minister has already set aside 140,000 Euros for the foundation, and it will receive an additional 200,000 subsidy annually.

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