I live in Northern New Jersey in the USA where there is a mix of race, ethnicity and religions, including Muslim that generally works. Yes, there is discrimination and self-selection by Muslims here to live close to each other for social and religious support, but we seem to have a mobility that France lacks as to its Muslim communities despite its national ideals. Many of France's Muslims come from its former territories and colonies, compounding the segregation. Many are poor and put into separate, mainly Muslim housing projects, in segregated public schools and limited employment opportunities. That sadly builds resentment by some, leading a few to acts of violence.in frustration and anger.
I don't know how France can deal with it, but for sure part must include respect for those of the Muslim faith including not display depictions of The Prophet much like displays of German Nazi symbols which is not tolerated and I believe generally illegal in France.
I'm not sure what you mean by displays ? Charlie Hebdo is a paper (doesn't even have a proper website), covered by the freedom of the press. Displaying something, like at the front of your house, isn't covered by this. In fact recently people had to remove displays attacking the president they had put on their house, whereas the same thing in the press (or facebook...) wouldn't be illegal. A display can be banned because it is causing a stir.
Incidentally, many of the rules Muslims follow these days are new rules invented by "savants" here and there (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran...). The religion is evolving, not in the right direction, and we shouldn't encourage that. It only leads to more suffering for the Muslim people. Most of them live in not very democratic places, and the leaders stay in power by touting their religiosity, meanwhile their countries' economies stagnate.
France is in a specific situation while many muslim people has a 2nd or 3rd generation refugees from Algeria. As I understand it Algeria was not a standalone colony but part of France.
So these people in many cases shall be compared to a German Ost Preussen refugee now living in current Germany and not a India person living in UK.
No. Refugees from Algeria are mainly Pieds-Noirs, "colons" if you wish that had to leave when the Algerian war of independence was lost. They're of European descent. Some local Algerians fled with them, the Harkis, as they had fought on France's behalf.
The vast majority of Algerians and their descendants living in France today came to live and work, not as refugees. More came after Algerian independence than before...
To this day there is still a bilateral accord between the countries facilitating Algerian immigration to France, which in my opinion makes no sense. Even without it, immigration would continue, as many French with Algerian roots will take an Algerian spouse, so that's one immigrant, then that spouse can get his/her family in through family reunification.
Again I don't know what the solution is, but I've been reading on the US green card lottery, and I noticed that who got one in the previous years (by country) has an impact on who can get one in the future from the same country, it makes perfect sense to me.
He is Tunisian so there shouldn't even be talks about asylum, Tunisia is a safe country.
Then where is the problem? Don't tell me France has no means to force countries like Tunisia, Morocco, or Senegal into minimal compliance such as prompt acceptance of their failed asylum seekers.
The terrorist who killed 12 people in Berlin just before Christmas in 2016 was also from Tunisia, also passed through Lampedusa (where he participated in riots setting the camp ablaze and was in jail for that), Tunisia refused to accept him and despite being in Italian jails for years he managed to file for asylum in Germany.
I think it must be extremely frustrating (not only) to relatives of those who lost their lives to muslim terrorism 1, 2, 5, 10 years watch the authorities learning no lessons from their past failures what so ever.
I don't know what the problem is exactly, I don't support far right parties and don't want them to get power, so regular parties must really tackle situations like this. In this case it's Italy who should have sent him back (Italy where the far right is strong...). Italy is right though to be asking for EU help over this. Part of the solution would probably be to build better facilities on Lampedusa, though.
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