France sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014

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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:42 AM
France sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014

PARIS (AP) — A leading Muslim group says there have been at least as many anti-Muslim acts in France since the terror attacks this month as for all of last year.

The French Council for the Muslim Religion said Friday 128 anti-Muslim actions or threats were reported from Jan. 7-20 — a number that does not include the densely populated Paris region. That's compared to 133 in all of France, including Paris, in 2014.

Three Islamic extremist gunmen carried out the attacks, which began on Jan. 7 with the killing of 12 people at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which lampooned religion and had been threatened repeatedly after publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Since then, French mosques have been attacked and vandalized, and at least one person was hospitalized.