"This is a crucial report to understand hate crimes in France and Europe today. The report shows that Islamophobia is a form of racial discrimination and its long dire consequences for its victims. It breaks with the idea that Islamophobia is unrelated to hate crimes. The report constitutes an important intervention of interest for policymakers, activists as well as scholars. I strongly recommend it!"
- Ramón Grosfoguel, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley
“Islamophobia in France is also a continuation of colonial and racist discourse, argues the Islamic Human Rights Commission in this insightful study of French political culture and attitudes."
- Liz Fekete, Institute of Race Relations
France and the Hated Society: Muslim Experiences, exposes the pervasive nature of Islamophobic discrimination in France. Survey results show that over 80% of Muslims in France have had such negative experiences, including hearing offensive jokes being made about Islam or Muslims; hearing Islamophobic comments being made by politicians; and witnessing the implementation of policies, both political and organisational, that impact Muslims negatively. The highest figure, over 87%, reported seeing negative stereotypes of Muslims in the media. Solutions to such deep-seated problems in Muslim/non-Muslim interaction in France can only be found through a study of history, both medieval and modern. This work is part of a project assessing Muslim experiences of hostility and discrimination in different countries.