“Islamicist” Imam Expulsed from France a Second Time

Le Monde – August 19, 2010
France’s Minister of the Interior, Brice Hortefeux, has deported a “Islamicist” imam, Ali Ibrahim El-Soudany, to Egypt from a mosque in Pantin for the second time. Hortefeux explained in a news release, “This individual recently reappeared in France after his expulsion last January.” Since 2002, 125 radical “Islamicists”, of which 29 were imams, have been deported from France.

“Radical” imam in Seine-Saint-Denis, France deported to Egypt

According to French Minister of the Interior Brice Hortefeux, Ali Ibrahim El Soudany, an imam in Seine-Saint-Denis, is a “radical Islamicist” preaching “violence”. For these reasons, El Soudany has been deported back to his native Egypt.

El Soudany, born in 1973, preached in several mosques in the east of Paris in the 18th and 19th districts but principally in Pantin and Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis).

Since 2001, 129 radical Islamicists, including 29 imams, have been deported from France.