Economic opportunity is the cornerstone to French integration

The Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris shone a spotlight on ethnic integration in France (photo: dpa)
The Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris shone a spotlight on ethnic integration in France (photo: dpa)

The terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo editorial offices and a Jewish supermarket in Paris, in which a total of 17 people were killed in January 2015, shone the spotlight on ethnic integration in France. Some French suburbs have become no-go areas for police and educational standards have crashed as some people face a life with little chance of achievement or responsibility.

TERRORIST attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices and a Jewish supermarket in Paris on January 7, 2015, have shed new light on the power of radical Islam to undermine integration in France.

The reaction to the terrorist actions by Muslim youths in some of the suburbs has amplified the French unease a...

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