Source: BBC News
On March 7, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Muslims in Europe have faced increased discrimination since the 11 September attacks, according to a new report. The study by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) covers 11 EU members states. It looks at 'widespread' negative attitudes towards Muslims, including unbalanced media reporting which depict Muslims as 'an enemy within.' The report, 'Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims in the EU,' is based on second-hand accounts. They include statements by Muslim and anti-racist groups, human rights organisations material, media reports and official documents."