Targeted Paris District Is ISIS' Multicultural Nightmare
In the arrondissements hit hardest by ISIS' attacks, Muslims, Jews, Christians — and hipsters, too — all coexist and thrive.By Zach Toombs | November 20, 2015
“There are people from every color," Samir Ben Dali told us. "There are people from every religion. There are tourists. It’s truly a mixed neighborhood. There is a mixture of people."
Paris’ 10th and 11th Arrondissements are a multicultural melting pot. And locals say that’s likely why ISIS attacked it.
“This is where Parisians live," Lifelong resident Charlotte Medinger said. "It’s not like a touristic area where you just walk around and stuff. This is, like, real Paris.”