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Islamophobic law in France approved

In France, after the departure of the War on Terrorism Bill was approved in the Senate. According to the new regulation, many jurisdictions are transferred to governors. Yasayla Mosque closure is easier. More than 20 mosques have been closed in the framework of Ohal, which has been continuing for nearly two years, and no synagogue or church has been closed.

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Islamophobic law in France approved

In France, an extraordinary state application (Ohal) will take effect after takeoff anti-terrorism bill was voted in Senate.

In Senate vote, bill was adopted with 244 votes against 22. The bill is expected to be published in Official Gazette after signing of President Emmanuel Macron.

It is aimed to end application of Ohal on November 1st.

The design, Macronfounder's Republican March, Independents and Democrats union support, while centre-right Republican Party, extreme rightist National Front party and extreme leftist MPs opposed .

The country was declared an ohal after terror attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015 that resulted in death of 130 people. The National Assembly of France decided to extend implementation of Ohal 6 times in July, with 23 months of longest state of emergency in country.

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The powers and limitations of Ohal were included in new anti-terrorism bill.

According to new regulation, many jurisdictions are transferred to governors. Many security measures, such as address raids, calls, security zones, and household prisons, are included in new legislation and are authorised by governors.

The governors will also have authority to close places of worship, which are among mosques. Any "writing", "speech", "idea and ory" that promotes or propagating terror, will be deemed to be a reason to close places of worship.

In context of country's ohal, more than 20 mosques have been closed so far, no synagogue or church has been closed.

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According to bill, parents who encourage ir children to perform a terrorist attack or go abroad for this purpose may also be punished.

Again, governors will be able to raid address in order to prevent terrorism by obtaining special permission, and can confiscate documents and papers during raid. The governors can hold owner of dominant place for four hours.

Experts argue opinion that anti-terrorism legislation is inadequate and ineffective.

The Rapporteur on Human Rights Council of United Nations (UN) warned that anti-terrorism bill could lead to "unfair" and "discriminatory" practices in terms of French citizens and especially Muslims.

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