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Post Slaughter in Paris; Response to Randy Black
Created by John Eipper on 11/16/15 3:40 AM

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Slaughter in Paris; Response to Randy Black (Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 11/16/15 3:40 am)

Randy Black wrote on 15 November:

"The Muslims who murdered 120+ Parisians on Friday evening were invaders intent on impressing the world with their ability to spread death to non-Muslims of the West."

A few thoughts on the principle of causality. According to recent information, 3 of the perpetrators of the attacks in Paris were Muslim French nationals. A great deal of them are not integrated into French society and live in suboptimal conditions. This may be an incentive for resentment, altogether a fecund territory for the jihadist recruiters.

Conversely, there are millions of immigrants from India as well as many British of Indian ancestry in the UK, most of them educated and with a good living standard and apparently not involved in terrorist activities. In addition to their different religions, a comparison between the two groups can be helpful to understand a potential causes for the radicalization of the former.

Needless to say, whatever the reasons are, they do not justify the carnage that killed a large number of innocent bystanders.

JE comments: The UK has not been immune from terrorist attacks--recall the 7/7 2005 incident. One nevertheless wonders why France has been particularly vulnerable this year.  The National Front's Marine Le Pen has called for the "annihilation" of Islamic radicals, including the closing of mosques.  Has the Friday the 13th attack set the stage for her to take power?

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