France Likely To Close Over 100 Mosques It Says 'Preach Hatred'
France is on the verge of shutting down more than 100 mosques it says are operating illegally or preaching hatred. And a leading imam is on board.By Grant Suneson | December 2, 2015
France is planning on shutting down dozens of mosques, and a top Islamic leader is staunchly supporting the move.
Hassan El Alaoui, who's in charge of all Muslim prison chaplains in France, told Al Jazeera anywhere between 100 and 160 Muslim worship centers will be closed.
He added that the mosques would be shuttered "because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred or use takfiri speech," meaning they denounce other Muslims for not being truly adherent to the Quran.