Close all Canadian mosques temporarily, ex-Quebec politician says

(Gatineau Mosque, Quebec)

MONTREAL — The Quebec politician who once helped to draft an immigrant code of conduct says all Canadian mosques should be shut down for 90 days after jihadists killed two soldiers on home soil.

“These people all went through mosques,” former Herouxville, Que., councillor Andre Drouin told QMI Agency’s sister French television station, TVA. “So maybe there’s something wrong with mosques. You don’t have to be a genius to think that.”

As a town councillor in 2007, Drouin helped craft a controversial immigrant “code of conduct” in his town. The code banned religious face coverings, genital mutilation and death by stoning.

The code drew media and protesters from around the world to the tiny town two hours northeast of Montreal that has almost no minorities.

Drouin said a 90-day mosque closure is necessary after Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, was run down by radical Islamist Martin Rouleau-Couture in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. last week…

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