Last month’s ISIS attacks in Paris led to a state of emergency, and the extension of that state for three months had rights activists warning that the French government was going to dramatically limit personal freedom, and use it to crack down on people unrelated to ISIS. Just two weeks later, this appears prophetic.
Already, the state of emergency has meant thousands of raids, on private homes, apartments, restaurants, etc. Three mosques have been closed, and hundreds detained. The detentions haven’t been limited to ISIS suspects or even Muslims, with the French government placing a number of climate activists under house arrest or in detention on the same basis.
The closure of mosques is just a drop in the bucket, as well, with reports that the French Interior Ministry intends to close somewhere between 100 and 160 mosques nationwide. Though this includes “extremist” mosques, it will also target those who are fueling sectarian unrest, as well as some who just don’t have the right government licenses.
Locals warn that France, with a 7.6% Muslim population, is already short on mosques, with difficulty securing licenses leading to crowded conditions. They caution that not only will the closures make matters worse in this regard, it will add to the sense that Muslims are being persecuted in the country, and in the long run could do more for Islamist recruitment than the extremist mosques could ever do.
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Dumbfuck Frenchies are ensuring that the Paris attacks are strategic victories for the terrorists.
As is Mr Ditz's bad habit, his claims aren't supported by the articles he links to. More interesting, though, is why France is being targeted. Hollande's strategy has been to avoid being outflanked to his right by the Front National in next Sunday's regional elections and, according to the polls, that has worked quite well. Why does that upset the American internet? The FN is anti-EU! And who finances the Front? A Russian banker said to be close to, wait for it, Putin! Waxing indignant at mosques being shut down is just a pretext. The "enemy" is the EU and people like Marine Le Pen and Putin are instruments to be used to destroy the EU. And why do Americans want to destroy the EU? It's perceived as a challenge to US global hegemony! A pretext a day keeps the EU away!
You seem to be saying that both Russia and the United States want to see the break up of the EU and that the United States is using Putin to carry out that act. Geez, that must be pure morphine you're using – I had it once when a nurse practitioner tried to reset a dislocated ankle and broken leg. Happy times……………
Perhaps the French government should take a leaf out of the Russian play book and build and staff a few mosques itself instead of relying on the takfiris in Saudi Arabia to fund and staff them.
Funny thing with these conspiracy theories half ends up being true. I will never again tell.somoen you’re on Crack if it sounds to whacko to me cause I’ve been proved wrong when things are eventually declassidied. Let’s see the story of what caused the Korean War or the fact America knew the Japanese were gonna attack a military harbor so America could.frop nukes on civilian cities. We are the so called righteous yet we commit acts against our principles and justify it as the ends justifies the means. Man created war as a way to justify mass killings or maybe eventually population control. Who could have thought those crazy movies from the 60 to 90’s we actually giving us insight to the way it really is and our reality in essence is a fantasy….a big pyramid scheme. Napoleon said that the rich created religion so that the poor wouldn’t kill them for the possessions but it was to control us and turn us into minions no matter what side your on. But like in the time of Jesus and every other Prophet….the masses never followed them.
A mayor of a French city even proposing banning kebab shobs .Somehow,Kebab along with “hejabs “,and halal food are threats to French secular state.
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