Determined to subdue any effort by terrorists to carry out deadly attacks -- like those that killed 130 people in Paris on November 13 -- French authorities have shut down three mosques for a "pattern of radicalization," including one raided by police at dawn today (December 2, 2015) in eastern Paris, according to the USA Today website.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazaneuve said a "large police contingent" closed one mosque in Lagny-sur-Marne, a suburb in eastern Paris, placing nine "radicalized individuals" under house arrest and barring another 22 from leaving the country.
In today's raid police confiscated a 9 mm handgun, a computer hard drive hidden behind a wall, and jihadist propaganda.
Two other mosques -- one in Gennevilliers in the northwest suburbs, and one in Lyon -- were also closed down within the past week. The interior ministry referred to the three mosques as "pseudo religious associations." In other words, the mosques were being used as a front to plan terrorist attacks in France.