France Closes 4 Mosques for Promoting ‘Radical Ideology’

AP, November 2, 2016

France’s interior minister has ordered the closure of four mosques that allegedly espoused a ‘radical ideology,’ the latest such shutdowns among dozens since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks nearly a year ago.

A state of emergency in France allows for the closing of places of worship where the preaching risks provoking hate, violence or acts of terrorism.

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“Under cover of religion, these places held meetings that in reality were aimed at promoting a radical ideology,” the statement said.

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