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Reuters: After Nice attack, French Muslims feel fear and alienation
22:31, 18 July 2016
Reuters: After Nice attack, French Muslims feel fear and alienation

Many Muslims feel their community is being unfairly blamed for the Bastille Day attack that killed 84 people

22:31, 18 July 2016

Reuters

In the poor Nice suburb of Ariane, many Muslims feel their community is being unfairly blamed for the Bastille Day attack that killed 84 people, and fear discrimination and social divisions will grow in its wake.

Islamic State claimed the attack and hailed Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who drove a truck through a crowd of revelers on the French city's sea-front promenade last Thursday, as one if its soldiers.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said at the weekend that the 31-year-old attacker had been "radicalised very quickly". The Paris prosecutor said on Monday that, while there was no evidence that he had direct links to Islamic State, he had recently developed an interest in radical Islam.

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