Why are Muslims worried about the new law in France? “Speaking in Arabic, a French woman shouted at me and called me a terrorist and a refugee.”
“I have been living in France since 2009 and I have never felt alienated or encountered any racist behavior. But a few days after the government and the media started discussing this new law, I came across a very inappropriate behavior that I will never forget.
“I was talking to someone in Arabic on the bus that day when suddenly a French woman started yelling at me. She was calling me a terrorist and a refugee and that I was nothing without France.
This was said by Hafza Alami, a French citizen of Moroccan descent who works for Al Jazeera TV.
We met in 2017 when I went to Paris to cover the French presidential election. She was still concerned about the growing intolerance of cultural and religious diversity in France. But now their fears seem to be changing.