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France takes on radical Islamism: PM to SHUT DOWN mosques to wipe out ‘poison’ of Muslim jihadis

FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the country is to shut down mosques, cut foreign funding and police the content delivered in sermons in a massive crackdown on Islamic fundamentalism.

The comments come following the murder of 86-year-old French Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel who was killed on the altar during morning mass last Tuesday and three separate massacres in the country in just over a year.

In a newspaper interview Prime Minister Valls says the Republic has been forced to intervene to drive out the “poison” of radical Islamism.

And he has announced plans to shut down mosques supporting Salafism, an ultra-orthodox religious-political ideology based on a belief in “physical” jihadism practised by some followers of the Sunni faith.

He said: “All Salafists are not jihadists … but almost all are jihadist Salafists…

“A terrible poison has spread.

“Slowly, insidiously, on a background of influences from abroad and rising communalism, developed against a model of society, a model against the Republic and its values.

“Many Muslims in France


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