France closes 'radical' mosque after huge police raid

A view taken on December 2, 2015 partially shows the Mosque of Lagny-sur-Marne, an eastern Paris suburbLagny-sur-Marne (France) (AFP) – Police shut down a suspected radical mosque east of Paris in a huge security operation Wednesday, the third to be closed since France declared a state of emergency after last month’s Paris attacks. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said three “pseudo-cultural associations” linked to the mosque at Lagny-sur-Marne were also being dissolved, the first time the government has used its special powers to wind up such groups. Two other mosques were closed last week at Gennevilliers in the northern suburbs of Paris and in the small town of L’Arbresle near the central city of Lyon.

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