Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Jerome. I'm not so sanguine as you appear to be. I moved to France and Paris in 1991 and lived in the 18th for ten years before moving to the country. As long ago as then I could see the hatred and despair on the faces of the Muslim youth. I told my French wife that this will explode some day. How many Muslims are judges in France? How many are on the police force and how many go to L'ENA?
I feel that the Muslims ( and I don't us that term to mean a religion) are far less integrated in the society than the blacks in America. Of course America is a country of immigrants and it is used to absorbing. But I don't think this is over by a long shot and I don't see the will on the part of the French to solve the problem.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Nov 6th, 2005 at 08:36:29 AM EST

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