Attacks on Muslims in France, including women wearing headscarves, increased by 11.3 percent in 2013, compared to the previous year, according to the National Observatory of Islamophobia.

Two hundred and twenty six Muslims were attacked in 2013, according to France's police and military records, of which 164 reported cases were threats against Muslims and 62 were actions against Muslims.

Chief of the Islamophobia Observatory, Abdallah Zekri said that the rise of attacks on women wearing headscarves, is especially "disturbing".

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