An imam stuck S who officiated in the room of prayer of Gonesse frequented by Mickaël Harpon, the author of the slaughter with the police prefecture of Paris, was "dismissed" and no more officiate there, announced Friday the mayor of the city of Val-d'Oise.
"To take no risk on the nature of the speeches that could be held in the prayer room and to alleviate the deleterious climate that reigns against the Muslim community of Gonesse, the Muslim association of Gonesse negotiated with the latter , with whom she is bound by a contract of employment, a conventional break, "said the city, Jean-Pierre Blazy, in a statement.
The mosque of La Fauconnière was "not considered Salafist"
"The Imam will no longer provide daily prayers to Gonesse tomorrow (Saturday)," he said. This imam who assured the prayers but without pronouncing a preaching "was not the referring imam of the mosque," said the mayor. While the investigation continues to try to understand if the attack of October 3 was the fact of a solitary madness or a radicalization with the help of accomplices or inspiring, the Muslim association of Gonesse preferred to end the contract of this imam, stuck S.
"Neither the leaders of the Muslim association of Gonesse (...) nor the faithful, nor the services of the State have confirmed that radical preaching would have been pronounced in the room of prayer of Gonesse," said the mayor . According to a source familiar with the matter, the mosque of La Fauconnière was "not considered Salafist".
The assailant, who lived in Gonesse, had been converting to Islam for a decade or so and was dating members of the "Salafist Islamist" movement, the antiterrorist prosecutor said a few days after the attack.