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Closing-Mosques

Type: News

Country: 
France
News Date: 
03/10/2017
Summary: 

The controversial law allows authorities to shut down mosques, carry out on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls. Under the law, authorities are allowed to shut down mosques or other places of worship if preachers are suspected of spreading radical ideas and theories. Suspected jihadist sympathisers can also be confined to their neighbourhoods without the approval of a judge. Police can also carry out more on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls to areas around international train stations, ports and airports.

Country: 
Angola
News Date: 
25/11/2013
Summary: 
  • Minister of culture described Islam as a 'sect' which is banned as counter to Angolan customs and culture
  • Nation's president said: ‘This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country'
Country: 
Tunisia
News Date: 
27/06/2015
Summary: 

Habib Essid, the prime minister, said on Saturday that the army would deploy reservists around resorts and archeological sites and would shut down mosques that were outside government control, accusing them of spreading venom.

See also:

http://www.dw.com/en/tunisia-to-close-80-mosques-following-terror-attack/a-18544478

Country: 
Italy
News Date: 
08/04/2017
Summary: 

A Mestre mosque frequented by three Kosovars allegedly planning to bomb Venice’s Rialto Bridge has been given three days to close, sources said Friday. The order was handed to the Bangladeshi clerics who run the mosque, informing them that its activity did not comply with its official use.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/04/2017
Summary: 

Why is this mosque still open? Because that great warrior against “extremism,” Theresa May, wouldn’t dare offend Muslims by taking action against a source of incitement in the ongoing jihad against her country. “Westminster killer’s link to Luton mosque,” by Andrew Gilligan and Robin Henry, The Sunday Times, April 9 2017:

Country: 
France
News Date: 
02/02/2017
Summary: 

The Dar-es-Salam mosque in Aix-en-Provence was the subject of an administrative closure during the state of emergency on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of the Interior. Radical ideology calling for discrimination ".

It is the first mosque closed as part of the state of emergency in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone, a police source told AFP.

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
27/02/2017
Summary: 

A north Texas mosque was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in United States history. The judge found there was ample evidence that the mosque, the Islamic Association of North Texas, assisted the Holy Land Foundation in funding millions of dollars to a Palestinian military terrorist organization that has killed Israeli children......According to a statement from the U.S.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
26/01/2017
Summary: 

Is there any reason why it should stay open? Should any mosque that preaches violence against unbelievers stay open?

Country: 
France
News Date: 
23/01/2017
Summary: 

The State Council – France’s highest administrative court – ruled the controversial Paris mosque is to remain closed until the end of the state of emergency in July. This is the second time in less than three months that the mosque’s leaders attempt to reopen the prayer hall; and the second time that their plea is dismissed. The Al Rawda mosque, a prayer hall located in Stains, an impoverished and multi-ethnic suburb north of Paris, was shut down by former interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve in November following a crackdown on religious extremists. 

Country: 
Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
30/04/2016
Summary: 

Explosives found in an illegal Muslim prayer hall near the Russian city of Samara was eliminated right inside the building. Bomb disposal team deemed it too dangerous to take the explosives out.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
15/11/2016
Summary: 

Somehow these Muslims seem to have gotten the idea that Islam had something to do with violence. I trust that Pope Francis and John Kerry and other learned imams of that caliber are traveling to Germany now to explain to these members of “The true religion” group how they’re misunderstanding their peaceful religion.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
03/11/2016
Summary: 

Original article in French:
Places of worship targeted by this administrative closure are located in the Val-de-Marne, Yvelines and Seine-Saint-Denis.
The Interior Ministry issued on Wednesday afternoon, a statement in which he announced the administrative closure of four mosques suspected of promoting a radical ideology in France. These decisions were taken on the basis of Article 8 of the emergency law. This article authorizes the closure of places of worship where remarks are required under a provocation to hatred, violence or promoting acts of terrorism.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
01/08/2016
Country: 
Italy
News Date: 
28/11/2015

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

One problem is how to tackle Wahhabis and how to shut down their mosques. Politically, it is not possible. Muslims will go against this decision. I have thought a lot about it and I have come with this understanding that there is, in the Quran 9:107, a solution for the British government.

Summary: 

Magdi Allam said European governments need to move far beyond deportations and target terror at its source in order to prevent more terror attacks. 

The Egyptian-born politician, who converted from Islam to Christianity in 2008, said it was time to stop following the myth of “moderate Islam” and take some real action.

He spoke before attending a protest march against the construction of a new mosque in Pisa, highlighting the tough treatment of mosques by the Tunisian government after last year’s deadly beach attack. 

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