France Bans Three ‘Radical’ Islamic Groups After Attacks

AFP, January 13, 2016

France has banned three Islamic associations which ran a mosque in a Paris area shut down following November’s jihadist attacks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday.

The mosque at Lagny-sur-Marne was closed in early December as part of a huge security crackdown after 130 people were killed in a coordinated series of shootings and suicide bombings in Paris on November 13. The Islamic State group claimed the attacks.

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The government’s spokesman Stephane Le Foll said after a cabinet meeting: “The fight against preachers of hate will be total.”

He said the three banned groups “were clearly taking action to incite jihad”.

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