Four mosques in the paris region suspected of promoting radical islam, were closed Wednesday by the authorities, announced by the minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve.
The minister, “has this day to the closure of four mosques”, have informed its services in a press release. Their closure has been decided on “the basis of the provisions of article 8 of the law on the state of emergency that would allow 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, or the advocacy of such acts”, a-t was specified.
On 12 October, the minister of the Interior had announced that a score of mosques and prayer rooms alleged to have become radicalized had been closed since the inception of the state of emergency, introduced after the attacks jihadists in the 13 November in Paris and Saint-Denis, which were 130 dead.
The closures decided Wednesday to apply to places of worship located in the departments of Yvelines, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, and “take effect immediately”, said the ministry.
In the Val-de-Marne, this is the mosque Al-Islah located in Villiers-sur-Marne, where a koranic school underground had been discovered in late August during a search, a-t-on learned from a source close to the folder. 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-jihadist in 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.
In Seine-Saint-Denis, it is the masjid Al Rawda, Stains, and a place of worship christened Masjid Al Fath, in Clichy-sous-Bois, according to the prefecture.
“serious Risk of prejudice to security”
The mosque of Stains, which welcomed between 500 and 600 people for the Friday prayer, “counts among its faithful elders of very many individuals jihadist”, is it written in the decree.
Some of which are suspected “of being the instigators of an attempted terrorist attack on the French territory”, he added.
As for the mosque of Clichy-sous-Bois, the authorities consider that it “remains frequented by very many individuals in connection with the jihad”.
“Under the guise of objective worship,” the four locations closed Wednesday, “were meetings that, in reality, 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”, said the ministry of the Interior.