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Paris attacks: Islamophobic tweets drown in voices of support

As people around the world expressed solidarity with France, a few blamed Islam and Muslims for the Paris attacks.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2015 9:58:49 am
paris attacks A man holds up a sign which reads, “Je Suis Paris” (“I Am Paris”) during a rally of solidarity outside the Consulate of France in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, to show his support to victims of the Paris attacks. (Source: AP)

More than 120 people were killed in separate terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the 26/11 style attacks.

As people around the world expressed solidarity with France, a few openly voiced their concerns about Islam on Twitter. Most were Islamophobic, a few went on to the extent of reciprocating the attacks with violence.

Thousands also came out in support of Islam and Muslims, condemning the intolerance and asking others to refrain from attacking one religion.

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