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Anti-Muslim hate speech and violence "swiftly proliferating" in Europe, activists said (Photo: Michael Coghlan)

Anti-Muslim hatred ignored by EU, activists say

The EU has a problem with anti-Muslim hatred and its institutions are doing little to help, some 41 civil society groups have said.

The EU and France opposed creating an International Day to Combat Islamophobia at the UN in March in a sign of the times, the activists said in their joint statement on Tuesday (14 June).

The French EU presidency has, over the past six months, failed "to seriously address the widespread structural and institutional discriminations against Muslim mi...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Anti-Muslim hate speech and violence "swiftly proliferating" in Europe, activists said (Photo: Michael Coghlan)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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