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France deports Islamic preacher

MARSEILLE: France on Friday deported an influential Islamic preacherĀ El Hadi Doudi whose mosque in the southern city of Marseille was shut down last year over accusations of hate speech. The expulsion of Algeria-born El Hadi Doudi back to his home country came after his appeal with the European Court of Human Rights was rejected earlier this week. Doudi, 63, had long been on the radar of Marseille police, who considered him an "authority" on Salafist interpretations of Islam. Several members of Doudi's mosque -- one…