France’s war on hijab continues despite fall of Sarkozy

France’s war on Muslim women’s hijab has led to an increase in the rate of hate crimes against Muslims in the country, an activist tell Press TV.

In an interview with Press TV, Marwan Muhammad from the Collective Against Islamophobia said that the hate crimes against Muslims increased “because some of the perpetrators feel empowered. In last few years we have seen a huge increase in hate crimes. On these cases 92 percent of the victims are women”.

“Whenever a Muslim woman tries to practice her religion and engage with the rest of the society, French ideology is to ban her from doing so and we claim that we do this for the sake of women’s freedom… which is not the real definition of freedom,” he added.

Press TV, 13 July 2012