Gérald Darmanin announces that he has initiated the closure of the Beauvais mosque



“Today we initiated the closure of the Beauvais mosque, (which is) completely unacceptable”, announced this Tuesday, December 14 Gérald Darmanin on CNews. The Minister of the Interior justified this administrative procedure by declaring that this Oise mosque ” fights Christians, homosexuals, Jews “.

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The prefecture of Oise has confirmed ” to consider “ to take a decision to close the Great Mosque of Beauvais “Up to six months” on the basis of sermons “Inciting hatred”, “To violence” and “Advocating jihad”. “As part of the adversarial procedure, a letter was sent at the end of last week notifying the envisaged decision, we are currently within the 10-day period allowed for all observations”, detailed the prefecture to AFP.

Six Muslim places of worship “under investigation”

According to the Ministry of the Interior, 2,623 mosques and prayer rooms are established on the national territory and among these places of worship, “99 were suspected of separatism”. All have “Been checked in recent months”.

“For 36 places of worship, the checks made it possible to demonstrate that the law of the Republic was strictly observed there, for example following a change of imam or of associative governance”, said the ministry. In addition, “21 places of worship are currently closed, due to administrative regulations, a court decision, a lease takeover, work or an administrative closure”, and six “Are the subject of an instruction which will make it possible to initiate a closure, in particular on the basis of the separatism law”.

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