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Belgium: Muslim migrant imam deported for ‘extremism’



Iquioussen has been accused of antisemitism. Imagine the embarrassment of French and Belgian officials when they discover that he was not an “extremist,” but that his positions generally reflected the Islamic mainstream and were based on Qur’anic teaching. But by then it will be too late.

“Belgium expels Moroccan imam for alleged ‘extremism,’” by Gozde Bayar, Yeni Safak, January 15, 2023 (thanks to Henry):

Accused of extremism, a Moroccan imam who fled to Belgium last year after France deported him was in turn expelled on Saturday by Brussels.

Hassan Iquioussen, accused of “inciting hatred and discrimination” by Belgium, was deported after taking refuge there when he was deported by France last summer.

Nicole de Moor, Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, said in a statement that it is not possible for Brussels to allow extremists to stay in the country….

Moroccan authorities have yet to comment on the deportation or the charges against Iquioussen.

“The Moroccan imam made statements that contradicted the values of France, secularism, and the principle of equality between women and men,” French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter last July….