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France shuts down three mosques and four Muslim prayer rooms

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Thank God we would never do this here:

    The French government has shut down three mosques and four informal Muslim prayer rooms out of concern that they were contributing to Islamic radicalisation, the French interior minister announced Wednesday.

    The minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, told the National Assembly that the action was necessary after the deadly terror attacks in and around Paris on November 13, which left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.

    “There will be complete firmness against those that preach hatred in France,” he said.

    Two of the shuttered mosques are in the greater Paris region and one is in Lyon; four “clandestine” prayer rooms were closed in Nice. The closures are to last only as long as the national state of emergency does, Cazeneuve said.

    The focus on prayer rooms is relatively new. News media reports suggested that the police in several countries were giving closer scrutiny to such places, generally in storefronts or residences.

  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    It's almost like it was a different country with a different set of laws.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Well, of course.

    But, not only have some said that it would be unconstitutional, but also that the very idea is offensive, discriminatory, and not likely to be helpful anyway.

    And, as it is offensive and discriminatory, I trust our President and State Department will condemn France for this action.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The last time we condemned France, we had a side order of freedom fries with our crow. How did that work out for us?
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