France’s Kurds Are in Revolt Because of Years of Unpunished Racist Attacks
JacobinDec 15, 2022Dec 15, 2022
With French citizens facing yet another armed attack, it's clear that Paris has not only a violent racism problem — given the assault on Kurds last month — but also a domestic terrorism problem more generally. Both French and Turkish nationalists are now known to have stirred this hatred, and the recent stretch of protests and attacks will only continue until concrete action is taken.
France does have a crime problem, but what's often not mentioned is that it's disproportionately coming from young migrants. Tens of thousands of thefts are attributed to these new arrivals, some of whom become violent using knives or guns, and if the government continues to ignore this issue, it may very well only get worse.