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This has been done in Muslim majority countries and elsewhere:

The Tunisian government has reportedly announced that it will close down political parties and associations promoting radical Islam, including a mosque where a gunman who recently killed at least 38 people at a Tunisian beach resort is believed to have been radicalized, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/06/29/tunisia-to-close-80-radical-mosques-in-response-to-terrorist-attack/

 

Egypt’s El-Sisi CLOSING 27,000 Mosques In Effort To Fight Islamic Terror

http://shoebat.org/2015/03/04/egypts-el-sisi-closing-27000-mosques-in-effort-to-fight-islamic-terror/

Austria to shut 7 mosques and could expel dozens of imams. Government action is part of its crackdown on 'political Islam' - a move Turkey called 'anti-Islam' and 'racist'.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/austria-shut-7-mosques-expel-dozens-imams-180608074940766.html

  • Country: 
    Slovakia
    News Date: 
    11/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Slovakia is the last EU Member State without a single mosque, TRT World reports. Previous attempts to build have been halted by politicians. The country does not recognise Islam as a religion and only have a few thousand Muslim residents. Islam must not be taught in schools and the 5,000 Muslims, mostly European ones, who reside in the country are not officially recognised. They account for only 0.1% of the population.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/07/2015
    Summary: 

    Amid increasing fears of radicalisation of young British Muslims, ques­tions are being asked about the role mosques and Muslim organisations in the country are playing, or failing to play, to stop this dangerous phe­nomenon. Estimates of British membership in the Islamic State (ISIS) range from 500-2,000, according to Brit­ish Muslim Member of Parliament Khalid Mahmood in November 2014. But questions remain over how to counter this dangerous ideology that is increasingly gaining pur­chase among some segments of the British Muslim community, with many calling for tighter regulation

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    16/08/2018
    Summary: 

    Admin: Why hasn't this mosque been closed? After Sousse Tunsia closed 40 mosques, when wil the UK take similar action?

    A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped called for the support of armed jihadist fighters, according to two Muslim scholars. An imam at Didsbury Mosque in December 2016 was recorded praying for "victory" for "our brothers and sisters right now in Aleppo and Syria and Iraq"

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    08/06/2018
    Summary: 

    The Austrian government is to order the closure of seven mosques and expel up to 60 imams in a crackdown on political Islam and Turkish nationalism, it has announced. “Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation have no place in our country,”  Six of the seven mosques are being closed on suspicion of links to Islamic extremism.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    18/02/2017
    Summary: 

    It has been over two years since Mr Sisi, an observant Muslim, lamented that some of his co-religionists were becoming “a source of worry, fear, danger, murder and destruction to all the world”. He urged Egyptian clerics to push back against the jihadists of Islamic State (IS). Egypt itself was a victim, he said: angry Islamists have attacked the government and an affiliate of IS battles the army in Sinai. To combat such extremism, “a religious revolution” was needed, said Mr Sisi—and al-Azhar, the Sunni world’s oldest seat of learning, should take the lead.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    10/02/2016
    Summary: 

    George W. Bush and others have often emphasized that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Others view Islam as a "religion of the sword," and they include traditionalist-minded Muslims and mosques. This is evident after the French government recently raided Muslim houses of worship in the country and found “one third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year,” as Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve put it.

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  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    16/12/2017
    Summary: 

    A French court on Saturday issued orders to close down a mosque in Marseille city in southern France for allegedly "encouraging radicalism and violence", APA reports qyoting Anadolu agency. An administrative court in Marseille acted on a petition by Governor Pierre Dartout who asked the As-Sunna Mosque to be closed for six months. The court ruled that the religious official of the mosque "encouraged radical ideology, discrimination, and violence." So far, at least 19 mosques have been closed across France since a state of emergency was declared following the Nov.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    03/10/2017
    Summary: 

    The controversial law allows authorities to shut down mosques, carry out on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls. Under the law, authorities are allowed to shut down mosques or other places of worship if preachers are suspected of spreading radical ideas and theories. Suspected jihadist sympathisers can also be confined to their neighbourhoods without the approval of a judge. Police can also carry out more on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls to areas around international train stations, ports and airports.

  • Country: 
    Angola
    News Date: 
    25/11/2013
    Summary: 
    • Minister of culture described Islam as a 'sect' which is banned as counter to Angolan customs and culture
    • Nation's president said: ‘This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country'
  • Summary: 

    One problem is how to tackle  and how to shut down their mosques. Politically, it is not possible. Muslims will go against this decision. I have thought a lot about it and I have come with this understanding that there is, in the Quran 9:107, a solution for the British government.

  • Country: 
    Tunisia
    News Date: 
    27/06/2015
    Summary: 

    Habib Essid, the prime minister, said on Saturday that the army would deploy reservists around resorts and archeological sites and would shut down mosques that were outside government control, accusing them of spreading venom.

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  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    08/04/2017
    Summary: 

    A Mestre mosque frequented by three Kosovars allegedly planning to bomb Venice’s Rialto Bridge has been given three days to close, sources said Friday. The order was handed to the Bangladeshi clerics who run the mosque, informing them that its activity did not comply with its official use.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    08/04/2017
    Summary: 

    Why is this mosque still open? Because that great warrior against “extremism,” Theresa May, wouldn’t dare offend Muslims by taking action against a source of incitement in the ongoing jihad against her country. “Westminster killer’s link to Luton mosque,” by Andrew Gilligan and Robin Henry, , April 9 2017:

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    02/02/2017
    Summary: 

    The Dar-es-Salam mosque in Aix-en-Provence was the subject of an administrative closure during the state of emergency on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of the Interior. Radical ideology calling for discrimination ".

    It is the first mosque closed as part of the state of emergency in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone, a police source told AFP.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    27/02/2017
    Summary: 

    A north Texas mosque was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in United States history.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    26/01/2017
    Summary: 

    Is there any reason why it should stay open? Should any mosque that preaches violence against unbelievers stay open?

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    23/01/2017
    Summary: 

    The State Council – France’s highest administrative court – ruled the controversial Paris mosque is to remain closed until the end of the state of emergency in July. This is the second time in less than three months that the mosque’s leaders attempt to reopen the prayer hall; and the second time that their plea is dismissed. The Al Rawda mosque, a prayer hall located in Stains, an impoverished and multi-ethnic suburb north of Paris, was shut down by former interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve in November following a crackdown on religious extremists. 

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation (the)
    News Date: 
    30/04/2016
    Summary: 

    Explosives found in an illegal Muslim prayer hall near the Russian city of Samara was eliminated right inside the building. Bomb disposal team deemed it too dangerous to take the explosives out.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    15/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Somehow these Muslims seem to have gotten the idea that Islam had something to do with violence. I trust that Pope Francis and John Kerry and other learned imams of that caliber are traveling to Germany now to explain to these members of “The true religion” group how they’re misunderstanding their peaceful religion.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    03/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Original article in French:
    Places of worship targeted by this administrative closure are located in the Val-de-Marne, Yvelines and Seine-Saint-Denis.
    The Interior Ministry issued on Wednesday afternoon, a statement in which he announced the administrative closure of four mosques suspected of promoting a radical ideology in France. These decisions were taken on the basis of Article 8 of the emergency law. This article authorizes the closure of places of worship where remarks are required under a provocation to hatred, violence or promoting acts of terrorism.

  • Summary: 

    Magdi Allam said European governments need to move far beyond deportations and target terror at its source in order to prevent more terror attacks. 

    The Egyptian-born politician, who converted from Islam to Christianity in 2008, said it was time to stop following the myth of “moderate Islam” and take some real action.

    He spoke before attending a protest march against the construction of a new mosque in Pisa, highlighting the tough treatment of mosques by the Tunisian government after last year’s deadly beach attack. 

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    01/08/2016
  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    28/11/2015
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