RTVS: France shut down 20 mosques to fight radical Islam

Martin Michelot commented on Tuesday at Rádio Slovensko - Rádiožurnál o 12:00 the attempts of the French government to reduce influence of radical imams on young Muslims.

Out Head of Research Martin Michelot spoke about restrictions on foreign financing of mosques in France. Such regulations were proposed by the French government in attempt to minimise influence of radical branch of Islam coming along with the money from the countries of Arab Peninsula and North Africa. However, to put the policies into effect many bilateral negotiations have to be undergone with the countries previously mentioned, whose relations with France are far from perfect.

You can listen to the whole interview (in Slovak only) here at [5:30 - 8:25].

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Martin Michelot
Senior Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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