according To the ministry of the interior, these places of prayer ” were meetings aimed at promoting a radical ideology contrary to the values of the Republic “.
Four mosques suspected of promoting a radical ideology, have been the subject of a closure, announced Wednesday, November 2, the ministry of the interior. These measures have been taken on the basis of the emergency law. The mosques in question are located in the Yvelines, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne.
” Under the guise of purpose for worship, these places were home to meetings aimed to promote a radical ideology contrary to the values of the Republic and likely to constitute a serious risk of harm to security and public order “, written the Place Beauvau in a press release.
” Islam rigorist “
In the Val-de-Marne, this is the mosque Al-Islah, located at Villiers-sur-Marne, where a koranic school underground had been discovered in late August during a search. It was known to intelligence services to have been attended by twelve individuals who were convicted in April for their alleged involvement in a sector the jihadist to go to Syria.
In the Yvelines, it is the hall of prayers of Ecquevilly, which was closed. It is ” a place of reference influence of the salafist movement, advocating an islam that is rigorous, calling for the discrimination and hatred, and even violence “, according to the decree of the prefect of the Yvelines department. And in Seine-Saint-Denis, the mosques were closed and located in Stains, and in Clichy-sous-Bois.
twenty places of worship closed
The department has relied on article 8 of the law on state of emergency, which allows the closure of places of worship within which there are required statements constituting an incitement to hatred or violence, or a provocation to the commission of acts of terrorism.
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in Mid-October, the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, had indicated that a score of mosques and prayer halls considered radical had been closed since December 2015.
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