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Islamic bookshop closed in French town for selling… Viagra

The prefecture in the northern town of Roubaix had ordered an Islamic bookshop closed for six weeks due to numerous offenses, including for the sale of a drug to enhance male sexual performance.

Published: February 26, 2020, 7:07 am

    Roubaix

    Orange posters on the storefront now say “closed for work”. For a week, regulars at the Bacha bookstore in Roubaix have had the unpleasant surprise to see their establishment closed due to an order by the northern prefecture.

    As regional daily La Voix du Nord revealed, this Islamic bookstore has been forced to close for six weeks and the bookseller will have to answer for certain facts before a criminal court in Lille.

    According to the details reported by the regional daily, an inspection carried out on June 19 discovered some peculiar activities. The national police and the customs services have indeed noted several offenses, in particular “concealment of activity”.

    In addition, the establishment is said to have offered its customers the “illicit resale of pharmaceutical products”. La Voix du Nord reported that the Islamist bookstore in the Epeule district offered Viagra to its regulars, a product normally subject to medical prescription.

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