Radicalism Thrives When Immigrants Are Isolated And Rejected
In France and Belgium, many young Muslims remain unintegrated with the country's broader society and are left with few opportunities.By Zach Toombs | November 23, 2015
The men who carried out the attacks on Paris weren’t from Syria or Iraq. They were from Europe — from neighborhoods ignored and isolated in French and Belgian society and left to become breeding grounds for radicalism.
"I think France has a problem," said Pape Diop, a Muslim immigrant and restauranter in Paris. "That it has currently forgotten to manage the second generation of immigrants."
“The young people have not been integrated in Belgian society," said Nabil Moujahid, a teacher and former Molenbeek resident. "And that’s what creates the current problem.”