According to the CCIF (The Collective Against Islamophobia in France or the Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France), there were 80 Islamophobic acts recorded in the Republic in 2008, 59 against specific persons and 21 focused on specific locations (like mosques and cemeteries). 67 percent of acts against specific persons took place in Ile-de-France. The CCIF was created five years ago with the aim of lessening Islamophobia and racism.

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