Posted on November 3, 2016
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.
“Under cover of religion, these places held meetings that in reality were aimed at promoting a radical ideology,” the statement said.