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Muslims in Hungary 'fear the future'

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>> A worrying trend is sweeping across parts of Europe. A rise in xenophobic hate crime being reported in places like Britain and Germany. In Hungary, cases spiked in the run up to the country's vote, vote on whether to accept EU migrant quotas. As a government campaign warned that migrants bring terrorism, and Hungary's Prime Minister said he didn't want more Muslims in the country.
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The tiny Muslim minority say it's been a tough 12 months. One Hungarian tour guide is trying to counter the rhetoric, starting a Meet the Muslims tour in the capital, Budapest. She says it's become one of their most popular walks among locals, curious to meet a part of their community they often only read about in the media.
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>> Last year I started to make this Muslim tour because I'm also a Muslim, and I started to feel lots of problems in the Hungarian society. And the tension is really strong and the hatred against Muslim communities.>> The tour stops in restaurants and shops. As well as having the chance to ask questions to community leaders.
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>> I'm Reuter's Emily Withers in Budapest. This is one of the stops on the tour. The country's largest mosque. And as the group shelters from the rain, they're learning about the basics of Islam.>> The president of the organization of Muslims in Hungary says since the migrant crisis began over a year ago, it's felt like there's been a campaign against Islam and the community are scared.
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>> Lots of insults happened, especially against women and some women were spat on or that had scarf were dragged down. And it never happened before in Hungary.>> NGOs say the governments campaign has spread hate and mistrust in the country. The poles show that support for migrants and refugees is falling across the EU, causing many communities to turn inwards.