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Is it China or France?

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Submitted by Abir Chaaban (Canada), Nov 10, 2005 at 08:43

Even though I normally enjoy reading your comments, I think here within the context of the riots in France, you are mixing Islamism with social deprivation policies that are adopted by the French government and people towards its underprivileged immigrants. Your assumption that non-European immigrants have to be assimilated in European societies in order to avoid their turn into Islamism is actually a conclusion that does not reflect on the realities that led to this situation. ...

Any group that expresses its dissatisfaction with injustice will turn into an Islamist group, and then you are doing Islamism a favor. You are giving them more importance than they deserve, you are presuming that an act that is a result of unjust policies must be related to Islamism, then you are telling all these people if you want to object, then here is the solution for you: Be an Islamist. ...
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