After a few months of the deadly terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo islamophobic acts in France have have increased by 500 %.
This is said at the report of French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM). According to this report France witnessed 222 Islamophobic acts in the first quarter of 2015, showing a drastic surge comparing with the 37 incidents recorded over the same period last year.
At the same time the French National Observatory against Islamophobia warned of an incredibly high "implosion of anti-Muslim acts" in the country. The president of the Observatory Abdallah Zekri mentioned that for the last 4 years "we have seen an implosion of anti-Muslim acts, whether actions, threats or on social networks. These anti-Muslim acts resulted in violent assaults on men and women, some pregnant."
Mostly, as per reports, the islamophobic attacks were carried out in January what is connected with the attack on Charlie Hebdo happened the same month.
Also Commissioner for Human Rights of Council of Europe Nils Muižnieks warned of the increase of discrimination against religious minorities in France. He noticed that "Despite advances in legislation and measures to combat intolerance and racism, discrimination and hate speech not only persist in France but are on the rise,"
On January 7, gunmen attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The attack, which was later claimed by al-Qaeda terrorist group, was largely believed to have been launched over the weekly's blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet of Islam. Muslims worldwide condemned both the attack and the publication of the cartoons.
The incident was followed by a series of sieges and shootings across Paris, resulting in the killing of more people and an extensive sense of insecurity in the country.
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