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Friday, November 11, 2005

French Quarter II


Just trying to figure out what went wrong in France? Earlier I thought it is suppression of Muslims and Hijab factor however, I found this news article interesting which defies that theory.

"What Makes Someone French? - New York Times: 'I was born in Senegal when it was part of France,' he said before putting the pipe in his mouth. 'I speak French, my wife is French and I was educated in France.' The problem, he added after pulling the pipe out of his mouth again, 'is the French don't think I'm French.' That, in a nutshell, is what lies at the heart of the unrest that has swept France in the past two weeks: millions of French citizens, whether immigrants or the offspring of immigrants, feel rejected by traditional French society, which has resisted adjusting a vision of itself forged in fires of the French Revolution. The concept of French identity remains rooted deep in the country's centuries-old culture, and a significant portion of the population has yet to accept the increasingly multiethnic makeup of the nation. Put simply, being French, for many people, remains a baguette-and-beret affair."

"France doesn't know how to manage diversity," Says Yazid Sabeg who leads the CS Group only French-Arab Stock Market giant in France,. "It doesn't want to accept the consequences of a multiethnic society."


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