Monday, May 16

Gérald Darmanin announces having “closed” a mosque in Cannes

Guest of the morning of CNEWS this Wednesday morning, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin announced to have “closed” a mosque in Cannes (Alpes-Martitimes) mainly because of “anti-Semitic remarks”.

“We are closing one of the mosques in Cannes because we blame it for anti-Semitic comments, support for the CCIF (Collective against Islamophobia in France, editor’s note) and BarakaCity”, dissolved at the end of 2020, he said.

Gérald Darmanin specified that of the “more than 2,500 Muslim places of worship”, France had “70 radicalized places of worship”.

According to figures communicated by the Ministry of the Interior at the end of December, “21 places of worship are currently closed, due to administrative prescriptions, a court decision, a lease resumption, work or administrative closure ”.

In December, the Beauvais mosque was closed following sermons from an imam defending armed jihad. In October, the authorities announced the closure for six months of the Allonnes mosque for similar facts.

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