Two white female suspects allegedly shouted ‘dirty Arabs!’ as they launched the attack.
This violent attack is dispecible.
Racism and Islamophobia have a long and worrying history in France. The recent reckless and inflamatory language such as “enemy within” when referring to Muslims will only fuel further alienation and anti-Muslim hatred.
Extremists look to divide us but we must not play into their hateful rhetoric. Appalling and gruesome acts of violence against those with whom we disagree is not the way forward.
By Imam Qari Asim MBE.