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French mosque closed due to “unacceptable” sermon by Imam

Imam’s sermons were radical, and mosques were closed in northern France on the basis of allegations of hatred, violence, and instigating a “defensive jihad.”

French officials have ordered the mosque in Beauvais, a town of 50,000 people located about 100 kilometers north of Paris, to be closed for six months, AFP reported.

The proceedings will be filed two weeks after Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a sermon that he had begun proceedings to shut down the site, claiming that he was “targeting Christians, homosexuals and Jews.”

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The procedure to be followed in such cases is legally required to initiate a 10-day investigation before the local government takes action, but the AFP was informed that the mosque would be closed within two days. rice field.

A local media house reported that Imam had recently converted to Islam, citing a management lawyer who said his remarks were “out of context.” He also informed that Imam had been suspended from his duties, following a letter from the authorities.

Earlier this year, the French government announced that it would take steps to prevent worship centers from spreading radical Islamic propaganda. The Ministry of the Interior said it was being investigated to shut down six sites under French law against radicalism and Islamist separatism.

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