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    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve vowed to begin shutting down mosques which preach hatred, after almost 130 people were killed in a series of extremist attacks in Paris.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Cazeneuve stated Sunday he would begin the "dissolution of mosques where hate is preached," as quoted by Le Figaro newspaper.

    According to the minister, the state of emergency announced in the country would allow to "attack preachers of hate" more rapidly.

    On Friday night, eight extremists wearing explosive belts attacked several venues across Paris, killing 129 people and injuring over 350 at restaurants, the Bataclan concert hall and in the vicinity of the Stade de France stadium. Responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the Islamic State.

    In June, Cazeneuve stated that some 40 foreign imams had been deported from France for preaching hatred in the past three years.

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