The process has already begun
The Daily Mail reports that officials in the province of Ois said the mosque was being used to promote hatred, violence and jihad. Due to this the mosque has been kept closed for next 6 months. French Interior Minister Gerald Dermanin began the process of closing the site two weeks ago. Dormanin said the imam was targeting Christians, homosexuals and Jews in his speech, which is unacceptable.
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Imam has recently converted to Islam
Local authorities were asked to collect 10 days’ notice before taking legal action. Officials told the AFP news agency on Tuesday that the mosque would now be closed in two days. It is said that the imam of the mosque has recently converted to Islam. At the same time, a lawyer for the mosque’s governing body said the imam’s words had been taken incorrectly. However, he has still been suspended.
The association’s claim was rejected
Officials say the association claims the imam rarely preached from the mosque and has now been suspended, when in fact he was a regular visitor to the mosque. He said the imam used words like jihad, war against the enemies of Islam to spread hatred against Christians, homosexuals and Jews. The terrorist threat in the country remains at a very high level and the purpose of stopping is to stop terrorist activities.