April 12, 2017
A mosque in eastern Paris was closed yesterday after authorities suspected it of spreading “a radical ideology and incentives to jihad”.
The Police Order which authorised the closure said the mosque “is an influential place for the Salafist movement, advocating a rigorous Islam, and represents, by the words held there and by its influence, a serious threat to public safety and order”.
They also accuse Imams of “calling on members to pray for jihadists to destroy the enemies of Islam in France and around the world”.
A statement from the Interior Ministry says that for years, Imams at the mosque had preached against “republican laws, secularism as well as to Westerners, Shiites and Jews, [whom were] presented as enemies to be fought. ”
According to Le Monde, since a state of emergency was declared after the November 2015 attacks, 20 mosques have been closed.
Some Muslims in the area protested the closure, saying it was “unjust”.
“There is only one mosque in Torcy. We will no longer be able to pray,” one told Le Parisien.
Another said: “We are going to revolt, we have done nothing wrong ourselves.”
Yea, because nothing screams ‘we’re innocent’ better than protesting the closure of a place that encourages members to pray for Jihadis!
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:39 am