MERKEL’S DEPUTY CALLS FOR BAN ON ISLAMIST MOSQUES AMID ISIS THREAT

[1/7/17]  Sigmar Gabriel, an outspoken critic of Angela Merkel, says the move will help prevent furtherISIS terror attacks.

He believes a “zero-tolerance” stance against radical Islam is needed to stop communities becoming “degenerate”.

Mr Gabriel wants the proposed crackdown to focus on Salafism – an ultra-conservative branch of Islam based on Sharia law.

He said: “Salafist mosques must be banned, communities dissolved, and the preachers should be expelled as soon as possible.

“Those who encourage for violence do not enjoy the protection of religious freedom.

“If we are serious about the fight against Islamism and terrorism, then it must also be a cultural fight.”