Muslims’ freedom under great threat in France

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In France, the country of “freedom, equality and fraternity,” the policy pursued in recent years …

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  • Mosques were directly targeted in 25 cases, says government in answer to parliamentary question

  • Cavusoglu voices concern over growing racism, discriminatory policies against Turks, Muslims in Western Europe

  • “The overwhelming majority of European states do not record Islamophobic incidents as a separate category of hate crime. The recording of anti-Muslim/Islamophobic crimes by the police as a separate category of hate crime is essential to uncover the real extent of this problem and to develop counter-strategies to combat it.

  • Violent acts are an outcome of the violent ideology of racist dehumanization. Muslims are increasingly becoming victims solely because of their faith.

  • Islamophobic language by high-ranking politicians, mostly from the far right, normalizes a dehumanizing and racist language when it comes to the por- trayal of Muslims. This reduces the threshold of what is considered utterable and overall acceptable in public discourse and legitimizes discrimination of Muslims as human beings and as citizens.