“This can be a regrettable first,” the chief govt of operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP), Augustin de Romanet, wrote on X. “Devoted locations of worship exist,” he added.
“The border police have been instructed to ban this and can enhance their vigilance.”
De Romanet additionally warned in opposition to exaggerating the incident “at the moment”, in an obvious allusion to the warfare between Israel and Hamas.
The image was notably shared on social media by Noelle Lenoir, a former European affairs minister beneath right-wing president Jacques Chirac.
“What does the CEO of Aeroports de Paris do when his airport is reworked right into a mosque? Is the change in standing official?” she requested sarcastically.
PLACES OF WORSHIP AT AIRPORT
“There are specifically devoted locations of worship on the airport,” mentioned ruling occasion MP Astrid Panosyan-Bouvet, including that the authorities needed to implement “the principles that prevail in France, together with on the airports”.
Nevertheless Luc Carvounas, the Socialist mayor of Alfortville exterior Paris accused Panosyan-Bouvet of “clumsy feedback that might be in comparison with Islamophobia” and known as on her to “make clear her remarks and even apologise”.