Too little too late… France closed ‘about 20’ mosques since December

Paris (AFP) – French authorities have shut down around 20 mosques and prayer halls considered to be preaching radical Islam since December, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

“There is no place … in France for those who call for and incite hatred in prayer halls or in mosques, and who don’t respect certain republican principles, notably equality between men and women,” the minister said.

“That is why I took the decision a few months ago to close mosques through the state of emergency, legal measures or administrative measures. About 20 mosques have been closed, and there will be others.”

Cazeneuve was speaking after a meeting with leaders of the French Council of the Muslim Religion.

  • Were they razed to the ground?

    • Good question.

      • Because that is one way to prove that one is serious.

        Or make the mosque into a church, synagogue or charcuterie bar.

  • canminuteman

    given that no mosques are preaching the equality of men and women, whouldn’t he have shut every one of them down?

  • Gary

    Justin will need about 10 mass slaughtering by Jihadists before he even admit we have a problem.
    Right after 9/11./01 Chretien ran to a Ottawa mosque to assure the muslims that it had nothing to do with islam .
    But the photo-op failed as the FBI spotted the Cleric next to Chretien as the head of a global terrorism unit that was wanted in a few nations.
    Nice to be known for harbouring War Lords and Terrorist. Some of their supporters are now Liberal M.P.’s .

  • BillyHW

    Cosmetic surgery.

  • John

    For every prayer hall you shut down two or three more open. There are illegal storefront mosques all over France and all of them disseminate the same hate-filled bile. The French authorities haven’t any control over this.