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Why Close Mosques? The Paris Terrorists Aren't There Anyway

  • Recruits more likely to be lured by Internet and social media
  • French politicians call for crackdown on radical mosques
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Is Europe Drawing Closer to Defeat IS?

French politicians who are calling for the closure of radical mosques in the wake of the Nov. 13 terror attacks may be looking in the wrong place.

Deporting imams and shutting mosques that spout extremist interpretations of Islam won’t prevent the sort of attacks that left 130 dead in Paris, terrorist experts and moderate Muslim leaders say. Many young Europeans now often join Islamic State without ever having set foot in a mosque, they say.