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Graffiti attack on Pont-de-Beauvoisin mosque
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The Comité 15 Mars et Libertés reports that a mosque in Pont-de-Beauvois, in Isère in eastern France, has been targeted in a graffiti attack by fascists. Swastikas were sprayed on the wall, along with the slogans “Death to Algeria”, “Fuck the Arabs” and “Vive la France”.

Fascists desecrate Meximieux mosque
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The Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France reports that the Islamic Cultural Centre at Meximieux in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France has been defaced by fascists. A swastika and a Celtic cross were sprayed on the front of the building.

Threat letter to French mosque praises far right
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(The Local)

A mosque in the Paris suburbs said on Friday it had filed a complaint with police after slices of pork paté and a threatening letter were stuffed into its mailbox.

‘Eat pork or go hungry’: France’s National Front leader tells school canteens to stop offering religious alternatives to Muslim children
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Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering non-pork alternatives to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to France’s secular values.

French airforce sergeant who planned to shoot Muslims has case dismissed
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The Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France draws our attention to reports that Christophe Lavigne, a sergeant in the French airforce with far-right links, will not now be prosecuted.

Bleeding Africa: A Half Century of the Françafrique
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by Ilisha

Africa is rich with abundant, untapped natural resources. Yet decades after achieving formal independence from colonial rule, most African countries remain poor and unstable.

France: Anti-Muslim Vandal Given Suspended Sentence, Fine
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The desecration took place in May 2013 in Alsace, Illzach, a town of 15,000 in the suburbs of Mulhouse. Racist tags and a swastika were found on one of the facades of the mosque construction.

Marine Le Pen calls for strict application of secularism … to defend France’s ‘Christian roots’
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Marine Le Pen, whose party is riding a wave of anti-immigration and anti-Muslim voter sentiment around Europe, says it will cut public funds to religious groups in towns where it wins municipal elections this month.

Islamophobic Attack On A Veiled Mother in Moselle
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The incident occurred in the evening of Tuesday, February 18 around 18:15.The victim, a young mother with her toddler, was violently attacked while returning slowly towards his home after shopping.

French firm bans Muslim headscarves at work
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A privately-owned French company claims to have become the first in the country to ban the wearing of Muslim headscarves and other prominent religious symbols at work. But critics say the move, which had the backing of employees, is against the law.