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France Election...Scapegoated Muslims

Published: 05/05/2012 04:18:24 PM GMT
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PARIS - French voters are going to polling stations on Sunday, May 6, in the second round of presidential elections. Campaigning for the April-May election, in which incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy seeks to be re-elected, was marre (more)

PARIS - French voters are going to polling stations on Sunday, May 6, in the second round of presidential elections. Campaigning for the April-May election, in which incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy seeks to be re-elected, was marred by anti-Muslim rhetoric by the Elysee hopefuls to win far-right votes, leaving the country's six million Muslims feeling scapegoated in the race for France's top post.

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