French Muslims targeted
by AlexR on January 26, 2015 - 3:03pm
After the attacks perpetrated at the Charlie Hebdo office, an anti-Muslim crime-wave appear in the street of France. In total, over 55 anti-Muslim crimes have been reported. Muslim businesses and mosques were the target of acts of vandalism. Also, hate speech, racist graffiti, discrimination, physical assault and even a murder has been observed in France during the last week. "The attacks in Paris occurred in a very Islamophobic and racist context in France," said Elsa Ray, representative for the Collective against Islamophobia in France. Finally, the number of anti-Islam act has increased since the past few years (for the one who has been reported), confirmed the French council of the Muslim Faith.
Title of the original article: Increase in Anti-Muslim Incidents in France Post-Shooting
By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, published in NBCnews January 23rd 2015