A French woman sent her son, 3, to school with a T-shirt which said: “Jihad, Born September 11, I am a bomb”.
Bouchra Bagour and her brother Zeyad were found guilty of ignoring a criminal act on Friday. The T-shirt was a supposed recall of the 9/11 attack on New York in 2001. The attack killed about 3,000 people. Zeyad was responsible for buying the T-shirt.
The young boy, Jihad, went to nursery school in September 2012 wearing that T-shirt. The act prompted legal action from a local official as the act was responsible for upsetting the school staff. Ms Bagour was fined $2,700 (2,000 euro) along with a suspended jail sentence for one year, whereas the sentence was double for Mr Zeyad.
The incident is remarkable for establishing France’s stance against Islamic terrorism. An earlier survey finds that 74 per cent French people do not believe that Islam is compatible with the social structure of France, according to reports of The Inquisitr.
There has been a steady rise in the number of anti-Muslim insults and attacks in France, reports Reuters. The country has seen a part of media and politicians who present Islam as a problematic aspect in the French society. French groups that are fighting for Muslim rights in the country feel the same.
It has been reported that there is a rise in hostility when there is some news related to Islam. Last year, an Islamist was responsible for murdering 7 people, while a politician who blamed Muslim children for stealing snacks of other children in the class, according to Committee against Islamophobia in France.
In August, a couple of skinheads allegedly attacked and assaulted a Muslim teenager in Trappes because she was wearing a veil. Later, the girl attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of her apartment. She was attacked with a sharp object that ripped her off the veil. The skinheads hit her and shouted anti-Islamic insults before running away in a car.
Some time back, Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader, compared Muslims devotees praying on the streets with the Nazis who occupied France during the war.
All these incidents show a growing anti-Islamic attitude among the French. Even though the government has not been lenient to illegal acts, the anti-Islamic propensity in the country may be perturbing for the secular image of the French society.