Imam disappears after France's Council of State validates his expulsion

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France’s Council of State has ruled against a lower court’s suspension of an expulsion order against imam Hassan Iquioussen for propagating anti-Semitism and misogyny and being an apologist for terrorism. Immediately after the ruling, which capped a month-long legal battle, police were sent to arrest Iquioussen at his home in north-east France but the 58-year-old imam had already disappeared. Camille Polloni reports.

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France’s Council of State on Tuesday ruled against the suspension imposed by a lower court of an expulsion order against an imam accused of propagating anti-Semitism and misogyny and acting as an apologist for terrorism.