This week’s guest is Mohammed Moussaoui, head of the “Union of mosques in France”. He explained the presence of about 2300 mosques in France, adding that “there is a need to double that number to avoid worshipers to pray in non-religious places or on the streets on Fridays.” He also confirmed that since the incidents of November 13 2015 many worship places that are not official were closed. He said that “any place of worship destabilizing the country or promoting extremism should not be regarded as a mosque.” He spoke about the French initiative inviting non-Muslim French people to get to know more about the true Islam and open dialogues with them. He held the country and society responsible for the involvement of French Muslim youth in terrorism, blaming the marginalization and exclusion they face in the society. He believes that “anti-terrorism measures, such as taking away the citizenship from those who were proven to have ties with terrorism, do not go along with French traditions”.
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.