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Perhaps the country least prone to this alienation is France, where traditional nationalism still holds sway and the French take pride in their identity

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Submitted by Marie-Claude (France), Apr 12, 2008 at 07:13

it is not because as moderates and easy going people that the French accept others' rules : our 2000 years of history are witnessing of our capability of absorbing other nations mentalities : they all became "culturally french" on our territory ; it is also happening with our muslims, they are gradually convinced that our "easy going life" is better than their 72 virgins eden, less religious cult, more french proudness…

it is very different from the northern mentalities that are in a rational way more tolerent than us, that is why they let the communautarism develepping as intra sectarian policy ; while we appeared less tolerant and rational in forcing those people to adopt our rules ; that's the way we operated since millenariums and it worked ; it is working now ; don't take holland, uk, danmark as the EU reflect of the whole reality in EU.

"rarely does intermarriage take place"

Not in France where intermarriages already occured in the fifties (my mother in law's 2nd husband was a Djiboutian muslim, though not practicant)

It is also in our country that the rates for intermarriage are the highest ; if one diggs in them, it appears that more muslim girls marry french guys than muslim guys marry french girls ; this is understandable in regard of the muslim women situation, they want to get a better life in our society with a non-muslim, while muslim guys search for a woman in their parents' native country.

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