The Minister of internal Affairs of France Bernard Cazeneuve ordered the closure of four mosques near Paris, who were engaged in the propaganda of radical ideology, according to AP.
“Under the guise of religion in these places meetings were held, which in reality was aimed at promoting radical ideology contrary to the values of the Republic and which pose a serious threat to security and public order,” – said in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 2, on the website of the French Ministry of the interior.
In a statement the Ministry of the mosque is not called. It is known that they are located to the East, West and North of the city in Ile-de-France – in the departments of Yvelines, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne. The ban on the activity came into force immediately.
A state of emergency in France, introduced in November last year after a series of terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people, and extended for six months July 20, 2016 after the attack in nice, which killed 86 people, allows you to close the religious institutions, which preach hatred, violence or calls for acts of terrorism. On the basis of article 8 of the law on state of emergency in the country had closed dozens of mosques, supporting radical Islam, a number of imams were expelled from France.
As noted by Reuters, in one of mosques al-Islah in Villiers-sur-Marne – intelligence agencies discovered a secret Islamic school that was attended by 12 men convicted for trying to travel to Syria to fight on the side of the terrorist organization Islamic state (DAISH, banned in Russia).
Islamic prayer room in the town of Equiy in the Yvelines Department was considered by law enforcement officers meeting the members of the “Salafist movement calling for discrimination, hatred and even violence.”
In July, the Islamists attacked the Church in the suburbs of Rouen, after which representatives of the French clergy demanded to strengthen security measures in places where there are temples.