Grenoble Mosque Shut Down Due to Radical Islamic Preaching

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Authorities in Grenoble have shut down the Al-Kawthar mosque for six months following accusations of links to radical Islamic ideologies.

The decision was made by the prefect of Grenoble who issued a statement on the closure, saying “The elements collected by the specialised services have established that the remarks made and the ideas and theories disseminated within this place of worship provoke violence, hate, and discrimination.”

“Through many of his sermons, the imam legitimates armed jihad, provokes violence, hatred, and discrimination against the faithful of other religions and conveys a message contrary to republican values by legitimising sharia and discrimination against women,” the prefect added, according to Le Dauphine.