Anti-Semitism is unacceptable in France, why not Islamophobia?

… In France today it would be difficult, if not impossible, to criticise Jewish people for practising their faith and wearing kippahs, and to oppose orthodox Jewish men wearing long robes and long beards. The same, however, can not be said for Muslims in France.

For Muslims, their faith is often under Big Brother’s oversight.

French politicians regularly consider it as part of their public service to comment on what Muslim women can and cannot wear. They question whether private businesses should be able to sell hijabs or not; Muslim women with hijab can sing on TV; take their children to school trips; be in the student union; debate on TV; swim at the beach; even apply for a job

…The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that defaming the Prophet Muhammad “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace.”…
… Depicting caricatures inciting hatred of Jewish people in France would almost certainly land one in court. The same, however, is not the case for the country’s Muslim community…

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