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Rapport sur l'Islamophobie pour l’année 2018 / Islamophobia Report for 2018

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

LU000 - Luxembourg

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Luxembourg, Observatiore de l'Isamophobie / Islamophobia Observatory

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population


Key findings

In December 2019, the Islamophobia Observatory released its annual report containing the results of a poll, inquiring 340 randomly chosen Muslims – 195 men and 145 women – about Anti-Muslim incidents they had experienced or witnessed in Luxembourg in 2017 and 2018. Approximately 60 percent of respondents said that Islamophobia was present in the country, particularly in the workplace (78%), media (61%), and politics (52%). However, 82% believed that the country’s Muslims were well integrated into society. According to the survey, in 2018 about 5,7% of cases of Islamophobia experienced were formally or informally reported by the participants. The Islamophobia Observatory also reported about certain parliamentary questions that were likely to stigmatize the Muslim community (i.e. questions concerned importing halal meat and the possible construction of a mosque).

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Quantitative research, interviews with randomly chosen participants. The interviews touched upon several points affecting the Muslim community in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the presence of Islamophobia the participants have witnessed (perceived Islamophobia) or have been victim of (lived Islamophobia) during the years of 2017 and 2018. The analysis focuses on the gender dimension of the Islamophobia experience while developing an intersectional approach (an approach which takes into account several criteria of discrimination, such as age, wearing of religious symbols, nationality, ethno-racial origin, disability situation, family situation and the resulting particular vulnerability of the economic situation).

Sample details and representativeness

Islamophobia Observatory interviewed 340 individuals of Muslim faith (195 men and 145 women) chosen randomly and on a voluntary basis.

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