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Islamophobic attacks 'increase by 23.5 percent in France'
Islamophobic acts in France have increased by 23.5 percent in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, a French nongovernmental organization has said in a new report.
The figure was released Thursday in a report titled "Islamophobia in France six months after the January 2015 terrorist attacks" by the Paris-based Collective against Islamophobia in France organization.
"Attacks against mosques, death threats against veiled women, school kids humiliated by their teachers, female students prohibited from wearing long skirts, religious profiling of Muslim children, propagation of hate speeches and even declarations of war on Muslims whom are portrayed as a fifth column... the consequences have been and still are dire for Muslims," the report said.
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