French ISIS

France interior minister,Bernard Cazeneuve, has ordered the closure of another four mosques that allegedly preach a radical ideology, a move by the minister after banning foreign donation to Mosques in France, and shutting down another 20 mosques in August.


A state of emergency in France allow for France to shut down any place of worship where the preaching risks provoking hate, violence or acts of terrorism.

The minister ordered that the mosques in the Paris region be closed on Wednesday. Though the names of the mosques were not mentioned, but a statement released by the ministry reads;

Under cover of religion, these places held meetings that in reality were aimed at promoting a radical ideology.

There has been close monitoring of place of worship that incites violence since the Paris attack, and non-citizens and imams of these places have also been expelled.


French foreign minister, Manuel Valls, has said the country is looking into the ban of foreign financing of mosques as it will reshape its counter-extremism strategy following a fresh wave of terror attacks.


While speaking to le Monde, Valls said;

There needs to be a thorough review to form a new relationship with French Islam. We live in a changed era and we must change our behaviour. This is a revolution in our security culture…the fight against radicalisation will be the task of a generation.

Valls said that the recent killing of the priest by ISIS supporter and the Nice attack shows that France is at war, and there would be more atrocities, but France will win because it have its own strategy.

This war, which does not only concern France, will be long and we will see more attacks. But we will win, because France has a strategy to win this war. First we must crush the external enemy.

A lot of criticism has been recently faced by the French government for failing to prevent the atrocities. Intelligence officials also claimed that they are under-resourced to deal with the various threats, especially monitoring an individual, and an individual would need at least officers watching them.