French Interior Minister Gerard Dormann said on Tuesday that France was trying to close six mosques and dismantle several associations suspected of carrying out radical Islamic propaganda.
He told the Le Figaro newspaper that one-third of the 89 places of worship were “suspected of being radical” and had been flagged off by the intelligence services.
He said six of them had been closed in five different departments in France.
Authorities will also call for the dissolution of Islamist publishers Nawa and the Black African Defense League (LDNA).
Darmanin, based in the southern French town of Erez, “incites the extermination of Jews and justifies the stoning of homosexuals.”
He said the organizers of the LDNA protest against police brutality in front of the US embassy in Paris in June last year “demanded hatred and discrimination”.
“In the coming year, 10 more associations will be the target of the dissolution process, four of them next month,” he said.
Last week, France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, approved the government’s move to dissolve Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF) and Braca City in France.
The government took action in October 2020 after the assassination of teacher Samuel Petty.
Patty was targeted after an online campaign against her for showing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, published by Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, during a civil class.
Darman also said he had asked regional prefectures to deny the imam a residence permit sent by a foreign country.