Report: France could shutter 160 mosques

France is set to close as many as 160 mosques in the coming months, a top imam in the country said Wednesday. Hassan El Alaoui, who is the chaplain for Muslims in French prisons and is in charge of nominating imams for official positions, told Al Jazeera that the closure of three mosques this week was a precedent that was likely to turn into a trend.

“According to official figures and our discussions with the interior ministry, between 100 and 160 more mosques will be closed because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech,” he told Al Jazeera. “This kind of speech shouldn’t even be allowed in Islamic countries, let alone secure countries like France.”

h/t Avi

  • Censored_EG

    Shocked, shocked!

    I fervently hope and pray for the day when all mosques are shut in France and elsewhere in Europe and North America and all Muslims deported.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That will trigger a civil war.

    • Xavier

      Every country infested with Islam ends up there sooner or later.

    • canminuteman

      This is a good thing. There will be a civil war eventually (although I really don’t think it’s an apt description in this case), and they might as well get in going while the demographics are still in our favour.

  • The precedent has been set. Now finish the job.

    Close ALL the mosques and arrest ALL the mullahs.

    Finish the job – expose the hatred contained within Islamic theology. Demand Islamic reformation.

    • pdxnag

      Reformation? Expel them all then let them “reform” from far far away, contained as an inherently violent tribe stuck forever in pre-civilization.

  • andycanuck

    What do you call 160 closed mosques?
    A start.

    • Exile1981

      Urban renewal?

      • David Murrell

        Sure, and Cat, thanks for some good news, however small, on a snowy Friday.

    • Alex

      Too little, too late? Time will tell.

  • cdnmohamhater

    secure country?

  • bverwey

    If they were to do that in Canada where would the shiny pony and wynbag go to pray?

    • Censored_EG

      Strap-on and Jihad Boy would find another cult to join.

  • Maggat

    Close a 160 mosques? Good give me a call I’d like to help. When you are finished in France then come on over here to Canada and get started.

  • John

    Leftists are such slow learners.

    Only a year ago this newly minted ‘Get Tough crowd’ now calling for the closing of mosques was portraying anyone then suggesting such a thing as bigoted and islamophobic.

    Had they done this a ways back think of the livers that could have been spared.

    A slow learning curve that requires a high corpse count in order to speed up ever so slightly.

    • Censored_EG

      They’re stealing the agenda of the National Front. Hmm…..

  • pdxnag

    When the Muslim army masses in the street on Friday will you round them up for immediate export?

  • Barrington Minge

    Good call, close the moosques!!!