Study Shows French Muslims Hit By Religious Bias

March 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20100326/1247/twl-study-shows-french-muslims-hit-by-re.html

French Muslims face considerable discrimination based purely on their religion instead of their country of origin, according to a study released Thursday by French and American researchers.

The study, "Are French Muslims Discriminated Against in Their Own Country?" found that Muslims sending out resumes in hopes of a job interview had 2.5 times less chance than Christians of a positive response to their applications. It also showed that monthly salaries of Muslims was on average euro400 less than Christians.

"The discrimination Muslim candidates endure in the French labor market therefore seems to have concrete repercussions on their standard of living," the study says.