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Police gather evidence after unknown perpetrators broke windows at the Muslim Cultural Center in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 27, 2017 (AP photo by Czarek Sokolowski).

A Mosque Attack in Warsaw Was the Latest Sign of Growing Islamophobia in Poland

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

On Nov. 26, vandals attacked a Muslim cultural center and mosque in the Polish capital of Warsaw, smashing a dozen of its windows. Far from being an isolated incident, the attack came amid growing anti-Muslim sentiment in Poland, where the government has refused to admit refugees and asylum-seekers and far-right extremism appears to be on the rise. In an email interview, Kasia Narkowicz, a researcher of Islamophobia at the University of York in the United Kingdom, discusses anti-Muslim sentiment in Poland, what is behind it and what civil society groups are doing to oppose it.

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