France Clamps Down, Shuts Over 70 Mosques, to Expel 231 Radicals After Beheading

France has made drastic reforms since the recent beheading of a school teacher, over showing a cartoon of the Prophet

Since the decapitation of school teacher, Samuel Paty, about a dozen arrests have been made in connection with religious extremism and another mosque has been closed down as a result.

Last month, the Western European country has closed down over 70 mosques and Islamic schools due to fears of radicalization in an effort to combat extremism. Additionally, France has signaled its intent to expel 231 identified radical Islamists from the country over security concerns.

“We must expel 231 foreigners from French territory, who are residing there illegally, and are being pursued on charges of extremism, including 180 in prison,” France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced in a recent press conference.

In a separate tweet, Darmanin wrote: “The fight against radical Islam: In the month of September, 12 places of radicalization have been shut (businesses, schools, culture centers…). That is 73 places closed down since the start of the year.” [ … ]

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