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Contrary to fears on both sides of the Atlantic, integrating Europe's Muslims can be done

A nice way for them to say that it's not being done at all ...

Late last year, when Muslims in many of France's slum-suburbs erupted in almost uncontrollable violence, this was seen as proof of Europe's failure either to give the newcomers a decent economic life or to confront extremism successfully

As if they were all Muslims, and either extremists or newcomers ...

the fact that Muslims seem to have fewer babies the longer they have been in France

Something can be both a fact and seem to be true ...

etc etc

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 06:07:40 AM EST
France's slum-suburbs

I forgot this: "rioting" banlieues are slum-suburbs!

slum. noun. a densely populated usually urban area marked by crowding, dirty run-down housing, poverty, and social disorganization

Density, poverty, social disorganization certainly all qualify, but dirty run-down housing ...

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 06:11:22 AM EST
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