France’s anti-Muslim tensions will be ‘short lived’ – expert

A Muslim woman speaks with a French gendarme during an identity control near the prefecture of Lille, northern France. (File photo: AFP)

Hostilities experienced by France’s Muslims, following the attacks carried out by Islamist extremists on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are likely to be short lived, according to one French commentator.

The claim comes after an apparent spike in incidents against Muslims since the January 7 and 9 attacks that left 17 people dead. In the two weeks that followed, the number of anti-Muslim incidents in France significantly outnumbered the number of attacks for the whole of January 2014.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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