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Muslims at a mosque which was closed after it was accused of being "a breeding ground for jihadists" will now worship under the watchful eye of CCTV.

Following a nationwide crackdown on extremism, intelligence officials in France have demanded the al-Rawda mosque install an extensive surveillance system.

The al-Rawda mosque, which is located in Stains, an impoverished suburb north-east of Paris, was closed down by the interior ministry in November 2016 after it was identified by French intelligence officials as a "breeding ground for Salafi-jihadists".

It was one of the 30 mosques to be shut down under the country's two-year emergency rule, which allowed authorities to shut down "radical" places of worship without prior warning.


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