What is most telling is that the new security measures, namely the CCTV cameras, have sparked outrage among the local Muslim community. This terror mosque has a notorious past, tied to ISIS and Islamic terror. Shouldn’t the Muslim community welcome such measures, or do they sympathize with those slaughtering in the cause of Allah?
These national security measures are exactly what, at minimum, should be imposed on any mosque tied to jihad terror. But really they should be shut entirely.
This mosque should never have been reopened.
Mosque linked to ISIS Jihadi terror forced to install CCTV to monitor Islamic worshippers
MUSLIMS at a mosque which was closed after it was accused of being “a breeding ground for Jihadists” will now worship under the watchful eye of CCTV.
By Romina McGuinness, The Express, December 12, 2017
Al-Rawda Mosque is located in Stains, a suburb north-east of Paris
Following a nationwide crackdown on extremism, intelligence officials in France have demanded the al-Rawda mosque install an extensive surveillance system.
The al-Rawda mosque, which is located in Stains, an impoverished suburb north-east of Paris, was closed down by the interior ministry in November 2016 after it was identified by French intelligence officials as a “breeding ground for Salafi-jihadists”.
It was one of the 30 mosques to be shut down under the country’s two-year emergency rule, which allowed authorities to shut down ‘radical’ places of worship without prior warning.
French counter-terrorism officials started keeping a close eye on the mosque after it was found that two top Islamic State (ISIS) propagandists – Adrien Guihal and Fabien Clain – had prayed there regularly before fleeing France to join the terrorist organisation in Syria.
But the new security measures, namely the CCTV cameras, have sparked outrage among the local Muslim community.
“It’s total nonsense. Religion is a private matter,” a local Muslim youth told the French daily Le Figaro.
“How would you feel if someone told you you had to install surveillance cameras inside your church?” another Muslim youth said.
“Local officials pray at this mosque, including police officers who wish to keep their faith private and who can no longer come to al-Rawda. It’s problematic,” Mohammed Hemmiche, the general secretary of the Union of Muslim Associations of Seine-Saint-Denis, told Le Figaro.
“We just hope that the new conditions will allow us to turn the page on the mosque’s radical past,” Mr Hemmiche added.
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