January 18, 2022

Gérald Darmanin announces that he has initiated the closure of the Beauvais mosque

The prefecture of Oise confirmed “consider” taking a decision to close the great mosque of Beauvais “for up to six months” on the basis of sermons “inciting hatred”, “violence” and “advocating jihad”.

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Gérald Darmanin announced, Tuesday, December 14, to have “triggered” the administrative closure procedure of the great mosque of Beauvais (Oise), which could last up to six months, due to the radical nature of the sermons given there.

“Today we initiated the closure of the Beauvais mosque, [qui est] completely unacceptable, which fights Christians, homosexuals, Jews “, the Home Secretary said on Cnews.

The prefecture of Oise has confirmed “to consider” take a decision to close the Grand Mosque of Beauvais “up to six months” on the basis of sermons “inciting hatred”, “to violence” and “advocating jihad”.

“As part of the adversarial procedure, a letter was sent at the end of last week notifying the envisaged decision, we are currently within the 10-day period allowed for all observations”, detailed the prefecture.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, 2,623 mosques and prayer rooms are established on the national territory and among these places of worship, “99 were suspected of separatism”. All have “been checked in recent months”.

“For 36 places of worship, the checks made it possible to demonstrate that the law of the Republic was strictly observed there, for example following a change of imam or of associative governance”, said the ministry.