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LYON, France (AP) – A Muslim cleric deported last month for condoning wife beating and espousing violence returned to France on Saturday after a court suspended his expulsion.
Abdelkader Bouziane returned to this southeastern French city on a flight from his native Algeria but faces legal troubles that could lead to another expulsion, his lawyer, Mahmoud Hebia, said in a telephone interview.
Bouziane’s arrived back two days after the Turkish director of a Paris mosque, Midhat Guler, was deported based on what the Interior Ministry said was a threat to public order.
It said that the Turkish imam, or prayer leader, led a Turkish Islamic extremist movement, Kaplan, “that preaches the use of violence and terrorism.”
France fears that some imams are spreading messages of violence in their mosques or values that do not adhere to the western model. An imam from the western city of Brest also has been expelled. LYON, France – A Muslim cleric deported last month for condoning wife beating and espousing violence returned to France on Saturday after a court suspended his expulsion.