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Friday, January 09, 2015

Half a century ago, Gennevilliers was an archetypically French community, as illustrated by the charming sepia photographs hanging in the Brazza brasserie, opposite the town hall, showing people dining on shady terraces, and riding bicycles in their berets.

Then, the faces were almost all Gallic. Today, you can walk the length of a crowded boulevard here without seeing a solitary white Frenchman, and the idyllic ambience lives only in the memory of the very few older residents who remain.

It has been replaced by a menacing edginess, and – when approached by a British reporter seeking to understand why young French-Arabs are turning to Islamic extremism, apparently in ever increasing numbers – a deeply ingrained sense of mistrust.

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The NYT today says Al Qaeda had, at the very least, encouraged this attack.
www.nytimes.com

FTA: A recent issue of Inspire -- the propaganda magazine published by the affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- named Charlie Hebdo's editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, on a suggested hit list of Westerners who it said had insulted the Muslim faith. His name was in a two-page spread under the heading, "A Bullet a Day Keeps the Infidel Away -- Defend the Prophet Mohammed." Mr. Charbonnier was killed in the attack.

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