French Muslim group boycotts event after Jewish leader's remark

February 23, 2015 6:46 PM

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PARIS - A row broke out on Monday between leaders of France's Jewish and Muslim communities after the former said young Muslims were the cause of all violent crime, prompting the Muslim group to boycott a prominent Jewish event.

The comments by the head of the CRIF Jewish umbrella group came just hours before President Francois Hollande was due to give a speech at its annual dinner, which typically draws leaders of all major religions as well as politicians.

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