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France likely to close more than 100 mosques

03 December, 2015 09:09
France likely to close more than 100 mosques

France is likely to close up to 160 mosques in the coming months as part of a nationwide police operation under the state of emergency which allows places of worship that promote radical views to be shut down, one of the country's chief imams has said.


Following news that three mosques have already been closed since the November 13 attacks on the capital, Hassan El Alaoui, who is in charge of nominating regional and local Muslim imams and mediating between the imams and prison officials, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that more were set to be shut. There are a total of 2,600 mosques in France, El Alaoui said.

Source: Al Jazeera

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