France bans a mosque as the French minister claims, “Sermons there incited hatred and violence”

France bans a mosque as the French minister claims, “Sermons there incited hatred and violence”

December 29, 2021 0

What happened:

 France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the mosque located 100 kilometres north of Paris is closed because “The Imam there is targeting Christians, homosexuals and Jews in his sermons.” Two weeks after Gerald Damanin’s statement in the 2nd week of December, the authorities closed the mosque for six months. It is pertinent to mention that at the start of 2021, the French government had announced that religious worship places would be checked and associations suspected of spreading hatred will be banned. 

Details:

On the other hand, the local French authorities have claimed that the Imam was suspended. At the same time, the interior ministry has claimed that nearly a hundred mosques have been investigated because of suspicion that they were spreading hatred. Currently, the mosque that the authorities have banned is located in Beauvais a town of 50,000 people. 

Also:

The lawyer representing the mosque Samim Bolaky, stated that he had filed a statement in the court to overturn the ban as the Imam was already suspended. Beauvais’s mosque Imam is accused of inciting violence as Dawn quotes a document by AFP stating, “The document said that the Imam had called the jihad, a term for war against the enemies of Islam ‘a duty.’ He had glorified its fighters as ‘heroes’ who protected Islam against Western influence.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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