France has announced that it is about to close six mosques and dissolve several associations suspected of spreading and promoting Islamic extremism, according to French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.
REMIX News (h/t Marvin W) Darmanin told Le Figaro that since November 2020, authorities had identified one-third of 89 religious sites or entities as being “suspected of spreading extremism.”
Authorities will also demand the dissolution of the Islamist publishing house Nawa, which, according to Darmanin, incites the extermination of Jews and legitimizes the stoning of homosexuals, as well as the League for the Defense of Black Africans (LDNA), which advocates for hatred and discrimination. He added that another 10 associations will be dissolved over the next year, four of them next month.
France shut sown at least 73 mosques and private Islamic schools across France have been closed down by authorities since January 2020, in a bid to combat “extremist Islam,” Darmanan noted last November.
The Islamic Information Gerald Darmanin told Le Figaro newspaper that before the “anti-separatism law” was enacted, 650 places were closed in the country for allegedly housing Muslim “extremists”, and 24,000 places were inspected by French police.