Local Leaders Weigh In On Rising Islamophobia In France

Reset brings on two local Muslim leaders to discuss how the situation in France is reverberating in our area.

France Muslims Under Pressure
members of an Italian Muslim association stage a sit-in and prayer to condemn what they see as persecutory acts against the Islamic community in France and against the publication of pictures and what they see as disrespect of the Prophet Muhammad, in Rome on Oct.30 2020. Andrew Medichini / ASSOCIATED PRESS
France Muslims Under Pressure
members of an Italian Muslim association stage a sit-in and prayer to condemn what they see as persecutory acts against the Islamic community in France and against the publication of pictures and what they see as disrespect of the Prophet Muhammad, in Rome on Oct.30 2020. Andrew Medichini / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Local Leaders Weigh In On Rising Islamophobia In France

Reset brings on two local Muslim leaders to discuss how the situation in France is reverberating in our area.

The French government is drawing criticism from Muslim-majority countries following its response to recent attacks last month. Critics say the government’s rhetoric and response may create and spread anti-Muslim sentiment.

Reset brings on two local Muslim leaders to get their perspectives on the issue and how it might impact Muslims in Chicago.

GUESTS: Abdullah Mitchell, executive director of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

Maaria Mozaffar, civil rights attorney; senior policy advisor Inner-City Muslim Action Network