Hollande visits main Paris mosque, a year after Charlie Hebdo attack

10th January 2016, Comments 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande made an unannounced visit to the main mosque in Paris on Sunday, a year after jihadist attacks in the French capital.

"The president had a short conversation and a moment of friendship and fraternity over a cup of tea," a French presidency official said.

Earlier, Hollande attended a low-key event to mark a year since 1.5 million people thronged Paris in a show of unity following the shootings at Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a Jewish supermarket.

Mosques across France opened their doors to the public this weekend in a bid by the Muslim community to build bridges following a series of jihadist attacks that rocked France in 2015.


© 2016 AFP

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