Europe Muslims in Europe: the misperceptions, and the facts

Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks and virulent rhetoric from anti-immigration groups, Muslims in Europe fear an impending backlash. Basic statistics about the community are at odds with perceptions.

By , Staff writer

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The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and growing support for a weekly anti-Islamization march in Dresden, Germany, have raised fears of an impending backlash against Muslims in Europe, many of whom already feel unfairly discriminated against.