France Expels 'Dangerous Imam' for Inciting Violence

January 8, 2010

Source: BBC News

France has deported a Muslim preacher to Egypt for making public speeches inciting violence against the West.

Announcing the move, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux described Ali Ibrahim el-Soudany as a "dangerous individual".

Mr Soudany, who had for months been preaching at a mosque near Paris, was expelled on Thursday, officials said.

Mr Hortefeux said the Egyptian citizen had been "calling for a fight against the West, spurning the values of our society and inciting violence".