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France to block Muslim street prayers in
Photo Alain Gocart,/‘ AW
Prayers in the street have taken place every Friday in the suburb bti
Cayenne since March to protest the closure of a popular rmm had operated in
a government building but since been turned into a library.
worshippers have accused the authorities of not offering suitable land to build a new
mosque and the interior minister acknowledged the need for an alternative: "Muslims must
have a place of worship to pray."
The Millie mayor of Clichy, Remi Museam, has argued that another mosque already
exists north ofthe town, but mosque leaders have dismissed that idea as unviable, arguing
it is too small and has poor transport links.