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Muslims Targeted By Anti-Islam Backlash In Days After Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 17/11/2015 Mollie Reilly
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As the world continues to mourn the victims of Friday's massacre in Paris, Muslims in the U.S. and Canada have reported assaults, vandalism and threats at the hands of Islamophobic individuals. 

Since Friday, anti-Muslim sentiment has pervaded the political conversation. Almost all of the Republicans running for president in 2016 have called for blocking Syrian Muslim refugees from entering the U.S., citing concerns over terrorist infiltration. Meanwhile, nearly half of the country's governors said they'll do anything within their power to stop Syrians from resettling in their states.

While many have stood up for Islam using hashtags like #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist, there has been a wave of fear-driven backlash in recent days. Here are just some of the incidents since Friday's attacks:

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