Islamophobia is on the rise in France: Muslim leader

islamophobiaLe Bourget, France (IINA) – French Council of Muslim Faith President Anouar Kbibeche warned on Monday that Islamophobic attacks in France are on the rise, Anadolu Agency reported.

In remarks made during the 33rd conference of the council in Le Bourget, Kbibeche noted: “The increase in Islamophobia has come after attacks in France last year”. “Attacks on Muslim sanctuaries have gone up despite the increase in security measures. A small mosque in Ajaccio has recently been damaged. Apart from this, a number of attacks have also been launched on individual Muslims”.

The council’s Vice-President, Ahmet Ogras, urged Muslims to make their voices heard. “We are elements of this society as Muslims in France. We should be able to express our opinions and join political parties. We need to increase the power of representation of Muslims by expressing ourselves”.

Amar Lasfar, president of the Union of Islamic Organizations in France, said: “We extend our helping hands to everybody whatever their religion, culture and values are, in the name of togetherness and prosperous future”.


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