50% of the 182 listed cases between October 2003 and August 2004 are in L’Ile-de-France and Alsace. A collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) made public on October 21 a first attempt at counting of the “islamophobic acts”. This collective of about fifteen members wrote a report for the period active from October to August. L’Ile-de-France et l’Alsace rassemblent 50 % des 182 cas recens_s d’octobre 2003 _ ao_t 2004. Un collectif contre l’islamophobie en France (CCIF) a rendu publique, jeudi 21 octobre, une premi_re tentative de d_nombrement des “actes islamophobes”. Cette structure, d’une quinzaine de membres, a r_dig_ un rapport sur la p_riode allant d’octobre 2003 _ ao_t 2004.
Muslims made to feel like an enemy within by Islamophobic attitudes, report concludes By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent Hardening prejudice against Islam is creating a disaffected underclass of young Muslim “time-bombs” likely to explode into violence, the Government was warned yesterday. The forecast of race riots followed a major investigation into “Islamophobia”, which concluded that British Muslims felt outsiders in their own country after the 11 September terrorist atrocities. A series of senior figures in the Muslim community told the Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia think-tank of the aggression and hostility they regularly encountered. The commission concluded that some communities perceived themselves as ghettoised, leaving them vulnerable to the influence of extremists. It demanded urgent action to tackle discrimination against Muslims and criticised race relations organisations for acting too slowly on the problem.