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"Arabs get out", protestors on French island Corsica made hate speeches

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(Corsica-AlummahWorld, Rabi`I 17, 1437, December 28, 2015)Anti Muslims protestors at French Mediterranean island Corsica once again made hate speeches against Muslims while smashed glasses of Muslim residents housing on Saturday. Local police was present at the scene of this incident.

The island is notoriously known for being the birthplace of the greatest French Emperor, Napoleon.The lovely island is notoriously known for being the birthplace of the greatest French Emperor, Napoleon.

On Friday last week, anti Islam demonstrators, most of them said to be nationalists vandalized a Muslim prayer hall and trashed copies of the Quran. Around 600 people had gathered in front of police headquarters in Ajaccio in a show of support for the police and firefighters. But some 300 broke away to head for the Muslims housing area. Shouting anti Muslim slogans such as “Arabs get out!” and “This is our home”, the radical nationalists french group smashed a Muslim prayer room, partially burning books including copies of the Quran. According to eyewitnesses, at least fifty Islamic books were thrown out on the street by french protestors. Their religious affiliation was not revealed.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls through his Twitter called the incident "an unacceptable desecration", but did not clearly condemned the incident.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the attack on the Muslim prayer hall showed signs of "racism and xenophobia". But also refrained from clearly condemning the attack on Muslim Masjid.

French Muslim community leaders including president of French Council of Muslim Faith condemned attack on Masjid and burning of Holy Quran in Corsica island.
Anouar Kbibech, president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), said he had learnt of the mosque attack and the burning of "several copies of the Quran" with "distress".

Islamaphobia like attacks on Masjids and hate speeches against Muslims is becoming a common practice in France. Xenophobia and Islamaphobia has recently been surging across Europe. On the occasion of Christmas, Muslim community faces more anti Islam incidents such as hate speeches and security checks across the European Union.