The expulsion of imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi validated by the courts | EUROtoday

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SOur first enchantment failed. Justice validated the expulsion of imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi, signifies The Parisian. According to the every day, the Paris administrative courtroom rendered its determination this Monday, March 4 after having examined, final Friday, the request of the imam, expelled on Thursday, February 22 to Tunisia after being accused of calls to hatred and anti-France remarks.

His lawyer had filed an enchantment for “interim relief” to contest his expulsion to Tunisia, notably defending the life he had inbuilt France. According to him, his expulsion was not a call proportionate to the unrest more likely to be attributable to the presence of the imam in France.

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Accused of anti-France remarks

The Tunisian imam of the Bagnols-sur-Cèze mosque (Gard) is accused of getting uttered anti-France sermons and requires hatred focusing on girls and Jews. In a video, he notably described the tricolor flag as “satanic” which has “no value with Allah”, with out specifying, nonetheless, that it was the French flag.

According to the imam, this video was recorded alongside the African Cup of Nations last and included a “slip of the tongue”. “It’s a clumsy language, a problem with wording,” he defined.

READ ALSO Three questions on the “absolute emergency” expulsion of Imam MahjoubiHis remarks had been the topic of a report from the prefect of Gard to the general public prosecutor which had led, initially, the Minister of the Interior to request the withdrawal of his residence allow with a view to his expulsion from the territory. An investigation into condoning terrorism was opened on the identical time.

On February 22, Mahjoub Mahjoubi was arrested after which positioned in a detention middle within the Paris area earlier than being deported, 12 hours later, to Tunisia.