France’s Muslims alarmed over soaring number of attacks

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Figures show 147 acts were committed against Muslims between January 7 and end of the month as religious leader warns of 'generalised hysteria'.

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France’s Muslim leaders are raising the alarm over a rise in attacks on their community since Islamist extremists killed 17 people in Paris last month. Figures this week revealed that 147 acts were committed against Muslims between January 7 — when gunmen killed 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly publication — and the end of the month, reports The Financial Times.