Keyword: Mosques

France launches checks on dozens of mosques

Interior minister Gérald Darmanin said some could be closed if found to be encouraging 'separatism'.

French police arrest far-right militants suspected of plotting attacks

Among potential targets were said to have been government spokesman Christophe Castaner and radical left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

France shuts down four 'radical' mosques

The mosques in the suburbs of Paris were closed by France's Interior Ministry under emergency legislation passed after recent terror attacks.

France has closed 20 radical mosques since December

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

Three mosques shut down in France since Paris terror attacks

The mosques, including one raided on Wednesday when police said a firearm was found, are the first to by closed for reasons of 'radicalisation'.

French Muslim leader calls for doubling of number of mosques

Dalil Boubakeur said current number of 2,200 mosques in France did not adequately represent Europe’s largest Muslim community.