Anti-Muslim acts triple in France

Paris—Anti-Muslim acts in France tripled in 2015, with peaks in activity coming after two sets of deadly terror attacks, a government advisory commission said Monday.
A total of 429 anti-Muslim threats or hate crimes were reported last year, up from 133 in 2014, according to a report from France’s National Human Rights Commission (CNCDH). Two “peaks” in abuse came after jihadists attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 and a subsequent assault in November that killed 130 people in Paris, said CNCDH president Christine Lazerges.
Overall, complaints of hate threats or crimes saw a “consequential increase” of just over 22 percent to 2,034 in 2015, the commission noted in its annual report on the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.—Agencies

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