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France will close six mosques due to spread of radical Islam

The country will also dissolve several associations suspected of spreading and promoting radical Islam

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: vpl, Právo

France has announced that it is about to close six mosques and dissolve several associations suspected of spreading and promoting radical Islam. According to RTL television, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin made the announcement on Wednesday.

Darmanin told Le Figaro that since November 2020, authorities had identified one-third of 89 religious sites or entities as being “suspected of spreading extremism.”

They have already taken steps to close six mosques across five districts.

Authorities will also demand the dissolution of the Islamist publishing house Nawa, which, according to Darmanin, incites the extermination of Jews and legitimizes the stoning of homosexuals, as well as the League for the Defense of Black Africans (LDNA), which advocates for hatred and discrimination.

He added that another 10 associations will be dissolved over the next year, four of them next month.