Trevor wrote:Islamophobia is on the rise and despite what they like to say, it's getting worse in Europe, matching or even surpassing our problems. I would imagine it's because they have a great Muslim population than we do. In France, the under-30 population, or their version of the Hero generation, about 1/3 of them are Muslim. This is looking like it's going to be more unpleasant, and let's not forget the problems they're already having.
But it's far from one-sided. Radicalism is growing in strength as well and many are afraid to speak out, although I'm sure part of that is cultural, since they believe that if there is a problem, it should be dealt with within the community, not by outsiders.
It would be valuable to know just how integrated the Muslim population feels in France (and btw, I don't mean that in any sort of racist way). But, I think we all agree that it is significant because if the Muslim population in France feels heavily alienated from French life, there could be real problems among France's Millennials if called upon to take up arms against Muslims in a Middle Eastern or North African country. Again, it is worth further research. Thanks for bringing up the valuable issue. —Best regards, Marc