France to deport an imam due to 'discriminatory messages against women'

The French Interior Minister announced that a "radicalised imam" from the Aube region will be deported within days. The minister accuses the imam of preaching discriminatory messages, especially against women.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced that a "radicalised imam" from the Aube region has been arrested for deportation today, accused of preaching discriminatory sermons, especially against women.

"This morning we managed to arrest a radicalised Senegalese imam and he will be deported today," the Interior Minister told Europe 1 and CNews.

Minister Gérald Darmanin said: "This imam says in his sermons that women should stay at home and that Muslims should not mix with non-Muslims. These people have no place in the territory of the Republic."

"The imam was detained at 7:20 this morning at his home and taken to the Troyes police station, where he will be notified of the deportation order issued by the ministry," a police source told AFP.

"He is expected to be deported via Roissy later today," the police added.

"Now, with my immigration law and the law against separatism, we can deport radicalised imams within 24 hours," said Gérald Darmanin.