Extremist Attacks in France



Define the following terms:









1. What is the man in the red jacket suggesting they do about the problem of Islamic Extremist violence?


2. Why does this seem to upset the other man that he is talking to?

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This prison is majority Muslim — as is virtually every house of incarceration in France. About 60 to 70 percent of all inmates in the country’s prison system are Muslim, according to Muslim leaders, sociologists and researchers, though Muslims make up only about 12 percent of the country’s population.

On a continent where immigrants and the children of immigrants are disproportionately represented in almost every prison system, the French figures are the most marked, according to researchers, criminologists and Muslim leaders.

“The high percentage of Muslims in prisons is a direct consequence of the failure of the integration of minorities in France,” said Moussa Khedimellah, a sociologist who has spent several years conducting research on Muslims in the French penal system.

In Britain, 11 percent of prisoners are Muslim in contrast to about 3 percent of all inhabitants, according to the Justice Ministry. Research by the Open Society Institute, an advocacy organization, shows that in the Netherlands 20 percent of adult prisoners and 26 percent of all juvenile offenders are Muslim; the country is about 5.5 percent Muslim. In Belgium, Muslims from Morocco and Turkey make up at least 16 percent of the prison population, compared with 2 percent of the general populace, the research found.

Sociologists and Muslim leaders say the French prison system reflects the deep social and ethnic divides roiling France and its European neighbors as immigrants and a new generation of their children alter the demographic and cultural landscape of the continent.

French prison officials blame the high numbers on the poverty of people who have moved here from North African and other Islamic countries in recent decades. “Many immigrants arrive in France in difficult financial situations, which make delinquency more frequent,” said Jeanne Sautière, director of integration and religious groups for the French prison system. “The most important thing is to say there is no correlation between Islam and delinquency.”


3. What does the Imam suggest that French Muslims do in reaction to latest terrorist attack?  Do you agree with his suggestion?  Why or Why not?


4. It has been reported that many terrorists are posing as regular Syrian refugees to gain access to European and North American countries. Should this play a role in a countries decision on whether on not to allow Syrian Refugees? Explain?

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Compare and contrast the how the minority populations of the Metis in Canada during the formation of Manitoba, and the Muslim population in France today are being treated by the majority. Highlight and explain some of the major historical differences of the two situations.