More than 30 anti-Muslim hate incidents, ranging from assaults on women to graffiti on mosques, have been reported across France since the Paris attacks that left at least 129 people dead. However, Islamophobic acts are not a new phenomenon in the country. Just in the first nine months of 2015, the number of reported incidents tripled compared to the previous year. Following the recent attacks, French officials vowed to dissolve “radical” mosques and some politicians called for a crackdown on Muslim communities. But what does this mean for the majority of Muslims, many of whom which feel they already live under a magnifying glass?

In recent years, the French government has made dialogue efforts and launched initiatives aimed at accommodating the Muslim population. But critics argue the country’s secular policies have resulted in economic isolation and marginalisation for many in the Muslim community. Join us when we speak with French Muslims about what it is like to live in France today.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Rim-Sarah Alouane @rimsarah
Ph.D researcher in Public Law

Asif Arif @AsifArifMa
Attorney

Felix Marquardt @feleaks
Co-founder, Youthonomics

Dounia Benallal
Member, Muslim Students of France
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