Police Forced to Act Against Mass Muslim Street Prayers After Residents Complain
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Police Forced to Act Against Mass Muslim Street Prayers After Residents Complain

Police in the French city of Orléans will be making sure that Muslim worshippers cease using the public street to pray after residents wrote to the city’s government to complain.

The main complaint against the street prayers came from an angry resident living on the Rue de Limare on which the Ibn-Badis Mosque is located, Magcentre reports.

The resident sent a picture of Muslim worshippers praying outside the mosque on the street asking, “Is this allowed by law? If not, what will be your action to ensure that Republican law is respected?”

Deputy Mayor of Public Safety Olivier Geffroy is said to have immediately been in contact with the heads of the mosque to deal with the street prayers which are unlawful due to French public secularity laws, known as Laïcité.

“This morning I received the persons in charge of the prayer room. I told them the impossibility of prayers in the public space, with which they completely agreed,” Geffroy said.

“They told me that the phenomenon was very punctual and they would strengthen their presence at the entrance, on Rue de Limare, so that the phenomenon ceases,” he said.

“The vice-president of the Ibn Badiss association, Mr. Benhammou, told me that he himself would be present with two other people. They also pledged to reiterate the ban with the faithful, under penalty of exclusion of the mosque,” Mr. Geffroy added.

The deputy mayor also said that the police would also be on hand to make sure the street prayers stopped.

Muslims praying on the streets in French cities has been a consistent issue for years despite the practice being illegal.

Most recently, in the migrant-heavy suburb of Clichy, Muslims prayed in the street ever,y Friday for months following a forced eviction from a building they were illegally occupying and using as a mosque.

The protests were also met with counter-protests from politicians and supporters of the conservative Republican party late last year which demanded the street prayers stop.

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  1. Barbara L Welch

    April 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    why is it muslims do not have to obey our laws be in France, UK or where ever but we in our own country have to obet theirs??? Send the scum home

  2. Tana Bouquet

    April 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    brainwashed entitlement by many, but not all. still, if we were to be over run with them, the passive ones would band with the entitled ones, so to speak, Sorry, but that is their way….

    I am tired of one-sidedness. you go to their country, and you better respect their way or else,especially if you are a woman. heaven forbid!!!!
    They feel entitled when they go anywhere, like we need to bend over backwards because we all are still”Infidels”. Ridiculous!!!! You respect me, and I will respect you. They need to learn that. I have experienced the rudeness of some of their men. outrageous!! That is my opinion, and I am puzzled ,why they do not stay in their country and make it better. well, deep state is another problem for us… hard to get along when you have demented people with money to burn for all the wrong reasons…… respect all women,children and men, and all animals….. respect our Earth,we only have one . take care, off soapbox now. 🙂 In God We Trust…….

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