Nov 02, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Four mosques have been ordered closed by France’s interior minister.
The mosques were allegedly espousing a ‘radical ideology,’ and are the latest shutdowns among dozens of Muslim places of worship – since last year’s November 13th Paris attacks.
A state of emergency in France allows for the shutting down of locations where preaching provokes hate, violence or acts of terrorism.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve ordered the mosques in the Paris region closed on Wednesday. A ministry statement didn’t name them but they are located east, west and north of the city.
The statement said “Under cover of religion, these places held meetings that in reality were aimed at promoting a radical ideology.”
Dozens of mosques where radicalism allegedly thrived have been closed – and non-citizens, including imams, have been expelled – since the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.