A Pew survey of 10 European countries in 2016 found majorities in five countries had an unfavourable view of Muslims living in their country.
Warsaw has agreed to take in at least 2,000 refugees within two years, but has said it cannot welcome economic migrants.
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But perverse, misogynist behavior is not the province of just one culture or society.
And much of Europe's anti-refugee hysteria, as my colleague Adam Taylor charted this week, has been overblown and fueled by often misleading innuendo and rumor circulating on social media.
To be sure, there are legitimate security concerns posed both by the surge in new arrivals as well as the continuing instability and conflicts in the Middle East.