Four Muslim preachers banned from entering France: ministers
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Swiss Muslim intellectual and professor, Tariq Ramadan, speaks on March 4, 2012 during a conference focused on "Muslims of France and the electoral speculation" in Nanterre, in the western suburbs of Paris. AFP photoFrance said Thursday it had banned four Muslim preachers from entering France to attend an Islamic conference, saying their "calls for hatred and violence seriously damage republican principles".
France also "regrets" that Swiss Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan has been invited to the meeting of the Union of Islamic Organisations in France (UOIF), a statement from Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and Interior Minister Claude Gueant said.