Istanbul - In the aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 extreme nationalism in the form of terrorist attacks rose in France just like in the rest of Europe. Followed by the 2008 economic crisis that caused unemployment and a fall in the general level of prosperity, social fears triggered by refugees fleeing from the war zones also added to the increase in protectionist tendencies. Thus France became suitable grounds for extremist tendencies such as xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-immigrant sentiments and anti-Semitism.

Racist graffiti scrawled on the doors of a Lyon mosque (Getty)
Racist graffiti scrawled on the doors of a Lyon mosque (Getty)
Harun Yahya is prominent Turkish writer.