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'Islamophobia has been trivialized in France'
by Ben McPartland, Sami Debah, and Philippe Schmidt
Islamophobia continues to rear its ugly head in France, as was seen recently in a series of graffiti attacks against mosques across the country. But how bad is the problem? For this week's Tête-à-tête we've asked two experts to offer their views on Islamophobia in France.
A recent spate of anti-Islam graffiti attacks against mosques in France, combined with the publication of surveys suggesting a majority of French people believe Islam is not compatible with French society, has raised questions over the level of Islamophobia in France.
This week The Local reported that swastikas had been daubed on a mosque in the town of Provins, outside Paris. This was just the latest in a series of graffiti attacks targeting Muslim places of worship in recent weeks. Muslim groups have said that members of the community are living in fear, and claim statistics show Islamophobic attacks are on the increase.
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