New Publication: “Terrorismo e fondamentalismo islamico”

3/8/2013 Terrorismo book

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“Terrorismo e fondamentalismo islamico” Terrorism and Fundamental Islam by Roberto Colella, a Political Scientist and Journalist. An open session with the author and local politicians took place March 8, 2013.

Political Scientist Gilles Kepel notes that French suburbs turning toward Islam

News Agencies – October 6, 2011

 

Local communities in France’s immigrant suburbs increasingly organize themselves on Islamic lines rather than following the values of the secular republic, according to a major new sociological study by political scientist Gilles Kepel. Kepel led a team of researchers in a year-long project in Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil, two Paris suburbs that exploded in riots in 2005.

The resulting study − “Suburbs of the Republic” (see link below) − found that religious institutions and practices are increasingly displacing those of the state and the French Republic, which has a strong secular tradition.

Families from the districts, which are mainly populated by immigrants from north and west Africa and their descendants, regularly attend mosque, fast during Ramadan and boycott school meals that are not “halal.”
 Kepel performed a similar study 25 years earlier, and told the daily Le Monde that the influence of Islam in the daily lives and cultural references of the suburbs has “diversified and intensified” since then. Kepel’s study was commissioned by the Institut Montaigne, which will make recommendations in January 2012.