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France’s government has banned three Islamic organisations that ran a mosque that was shut down following November’s Paris attacks - the first ban on NGOs since the declaration of the state of emergency was declared after the attacks. The government accused the leaders of the three cultural groups of inciting hatred and calling for jihad over a period of several years.
“There is no place in the French Republic for groups that call for terrorism or for hate," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Wednesday. "The government and my ministry will take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to protecting French Muslims who respect the rules of the republic from the corruption of their religion by
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individuals led by a discourse of hate in violation of the republic’s values.”