Muslims discriminated against in jobs market

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Muslims in several European countries face discrimination in hiring and daily life because of rules targeting their customs, according to a new report.

The study by Amnesty International pays special attention to national laws or local rules against wearing headscarves or face-covering Islamic veils in countries such as France and Belgium.

The human rights group spoke to Muslims who have had trouble getting jobs or had to change schools because of discrimination.

It noted the rise in political movements that target Muslims or Muslim practices.

The report comes after far right leader Marine Le Pen scored a surprisingly strong third-place showing in France's presidential elections. Her anti-immigrant platform singled out Muslim practices for criticism.

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