Muslims at over 2,000 mosques in France will gather at 1:30pm on Friday to pray for France and its future. Meanwhile, there have been more anti-Muslim incidents recorded in the last two weeks in France than in the whole of 2014.

The 'national prayer' is an initiative of various Muslim groups, including the Union of France Mosques.

"We already prayed individually last week. But this time, it is the entire Muslim community that will rally to speak with one voice," Mohammed Moussaoui, president of the Union of France Mosques, told French newspaper Le Parisien.

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