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Muslim leader: Negative perceptions of Islam cause distress to Muslims living in France

Maybe a moratorium on jihad terror massacres in France would help change those perceptions and alleviate that distress. Is that too much to ask?


“Poll: ‘Total Rejection’ Of Islam In France From All Across The Political Spectrum,” by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, May 1, 2016 (thanks to Inexion):

An Ifop poll for Le Figaro measuring perceptions of Islam has found that people have a growing sense of unease about its role in France.

What’s notable about the results is that where once such sentiments were perceived as the preserve of the “extreme right”, they are now felt across the political spectrum. Back in 2010, 39 per cent of Socialist Party voters felt Islam was too prominent within French society — a majority of 52 per cent feel this to be the case six years on.

Le Figaro says the poll confirms a “total rejection” of the religion in France, after its capital in 2015 saw two deadly Islamist terror attacks.

Seventeen people were murdered over three days in January, including most of the writers of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Then, on November 13th a series of coordinated attacks claimed 130 innocent lives, including 89 people shot dead at the Bataclan theatre.

The poll also found that 47 per cent of people consider the presence of Muslim communities a threat to France’s identity, up five points from 2010. However, 19 per cent believe Muslims culturally enrich the country.

Surveys by Ifop going back to 1989 have consistently measured attitudes toward aspects of Islam in French society, and the


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