European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans warned Tuesday of the increasing hatred against Muslims in Europe and called for dialogue to promote better understanding between different faiths.

Speaking at a conference with religious leaders on the future of Europe held in the European Parliament, he noted that in the past in Europe there were confrontations among Christians themselves and for centuries there was anti-Semitism.

Jews were made scapegoats whenever something was going on in European societies which led to people to be afraid or uncertain about their future, he said.

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