France’s (Really Long) Islamophobia Problem


Two days after the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, a UK-based hate crimes monitoring organization, TellMAMA, had already documented 15 Islamophobic attacks in France targeting Muslim individuals or their places of work and worship. Mosques were vandalized with graffiti and sprayed with bullets; an explosion went off outside a Muslim-owned kabob shop; a man was assaulted; and a boar’s head and entrails were left outside an Islamic center with the message “next time it will be one of your heads.”

In a January 9, 2015 article for the Huffington Post, “Anti-Muslim Attacks After Charlie Hebdo Highlight France’s Long History Of Islamophobia,” Alissa Scheller and Jan Diehm link to TellMAMA’s map and provide this infographic which details other data about the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment (and attacks) in France.

See the TellMAMA hate crimes map, and read more, at The Huffington Post, where this piece was originally published on January 9, 2015.


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