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Attacks on Jews and Muslims Soar in France

The number of racist, anti-semitic and xenophobic attacks in France soared by nearly 90% last year, according to a report presented to the government yesterday, reaching the highest level so far recorded. The National Consultative Commission on Human Rights said in its annual study that 1,565 threats and acts of violence against mainly Jewish and Muslim victims were registered in 2004, compared with 833 the previous year. “Manifestations of racism and anti-semitism are multiplying dangerously in France and last year reached an exceptional and disturbing peak … not seen since [the first national statistics] in 1990,” the commission said. Full Story

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