France has closed 20 radical mosques since December

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News came after French PM said he would consider temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging 'new model' for relations with Islam.

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French authorities have shut down around 20 mosques and prayer halls considered to be preaching radical Islam since December, interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday, reports RFI.

"There is no place ... in France for those who call for and incite hatred in prayer halls or in mosques, and who don't respect certain republican principles, notably equality between men and women," the minister said.