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France could close almost 80 mosques after deporting dozens of migrants in ‘crackdown on separatism’

French government vows ‘massive and unprecedented’ range of measures against religious extremism

France has said it could close 76 mosques accused of “separatism” as part of an attempt to tackle religious extremism.

  • Rory Sullivan
  • Independent

The country’s interior minister Gerald Darmanin promised on Wednesday to introduce “a massive and unprecedented” raft of measures to combat terrorism, including the…

In a tweet posted on Thursday, Mr Darmanin said:

“76 mosques are now suspected of separatism.

In the coming days, checks will be carried out on these places of worship.

If ever these…

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