Hyderabad, Sept. 21 -- France has closed down a Muslim-owned publishing house for allegedly promoting Islamic history.

France's interior minister, Gerald Darmanin announced on Twitter that he is moving against the Nawa Editions publishing house for allegedly selling books that promote key Muslim figures from Islamic history that fought in the name of faith.

The French minister alleged that the publishing house has an editorial line that is anti-universalist and in direct contestation of Western values. He further added "it distributed several works legitimizing Jihad."

One such work includes the biography of the seventh-century undefeated Muslim military commander Khalid ibn al-Walid.

In a statement, Nawa Editions condemned the "purel...