Four mosques suspected of promoting a radical ideology in France were subject to administrative closure on the basis of the emergency law, announced the Ministry of Interior.
“Under the guise of ritual purposes, these places were home meetings to promote a radical ideology, contrary to the values of the Republic and may constitute a serious risk to security and public order,” he wrote in a statement. The targeted mosques are located in Yvelines, in Seine-Saint-Denis and in the Val-de-Marne. Article 8 of the law on state of emergency allows the closure of places of worship in which are required for constituting about a provocation to hatred or violence or incitement to the commission of acts of terrorism.
Twenty mosques and prayer rooms considered radical have been closed since December 2015, and the terrorist attacks of 13 November of the same year, had said this was the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.