France to deport Turkish cleric
PARIS - Doğan News Agency
France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Nancy April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit TessierA Turkish cleric and four others are set to be deported from France due to their “radical” Islamic views, Doğan news agency reported this morning.
The five are being deported for "inciting hatred toward Jewish people and Western people, as well as for working toward the isolation of women,” the French Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The Turkish cleric was identified as Yusuf Yüksel. Others include immigrants from Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
The statement also said there would be no tolerance for radical Islamic views, the agency reported.
Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate does not list Yüksel as an officially approved cleric.