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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday January 15 2015, @05:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the schadenfreude dept.

The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are "payback" for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the wake of the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

The editorial in the Global Times newspaper — which often takes a nationalistic tone — dismissed the weekend's huge marches in Paris and elsewhere as "painkillers" that cannot halt the intensifying "clash of civilizations".


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Thexalon on Thursday January 15 2015, @04:41PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Thursday January 15 2015, @04:41PM (#135169)

    France has a particular problem, in that is has allowed non-assimilated immigrants to establish a multi-generational island culture within France.

    Changing the time and place of your argument: People made exactly the same complaint about the influx of Ashkenazi Jews into New York City from around 1890-1930. The US even went so far as to force a ship full of Jews to return to Nazi-controlled territory in the 1930's. Nowadays, being Jewish in the US makes you a minority but not a likely source of trouble, and it's not like they had to abandon their culture either: Many of their descendants can speak at least some Yiddish, practice a similar form of Judaism, and work in Jewish-oriented businesses. And the rest of America benefited from that, because we got all of the ideas and labor they brought with them.

    Many of the disaffected, islamistic youth in France were born and raised there.

    That would suggest that if France really wanted to attack the problem, they'd figure out why these youth are disaffected and attracted to the idea of fighting a war in the Middle East. The US isn't having the same problem with kids from Dearborn, MI (where there is a large established multi-generational Arab community), so it's likely that there is something France is doing or failing to do for these youth. If I had to hazard a guess, I wouldn't be surprised if they were experiencing severe job discrimination in much the same way that African-Americans do, which leads quite naturally to many African-Americans being disaffected and engaging in serious crimes.

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