Islamophobia is on the rise in France and Muslims are increasingly becoming of subject to restrictions and harassment. Especially after the horrible murder of French teacher Samuel Paty by an extremist (on 16 October), French Muslims are held somehow responsible for the murder of Paty. French Interior Minister, Gérald Darmanin, on 19 October called for the dissolution of Muslim anti-racist organisations, such as the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). Darmanin described these organisations as “enemies of the Republic”.
In this context, SETA will organize a web-panel titled “Islamophobia and Criminalization of Muslims and Muslim NGOs in France”. The web-panel will be moderated by SETA European Studies Director Enes Bayraklı and the panellists include, Farid Hafez from Georgetown University The Bridge Initiative, Chafika Attalai from Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), Yasser Louati from Justice and Liberties for All Committee in France and Monia Bouguerra from Coordination Against Racism and Islamophobia in France (CRI).
The web-panel will be streamed live and can be watched through this link: https://www.setav.org/live/
Link to the panel invitation: https://www.setav.org/en/events/web-panel-islamophobia-and-criminalization-of-muslims-and-muslim-ngos-in-france/