I will comment this article from New Yorker. I think that the author of this text must write article of better quality because it contain some mistakes.
The text start with : The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham. I'm OK we must say al-sham and not Syria because ?? ?????? ?????? (ad-dawla al-isl?miyya fi-l-?ir?q wa-š-š?m)
can be translate by The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham because the Arabic therm ?????? (wa-š-š?m)
means litteraly "and al-sham"
. It doesn't means Syria. It designate a zone of many countries such Syria , Lebanon , Jordan and places some Gaza strip etc...
Syria is ????? (S?riyyah)
Also they changed their name in ?????? ?????????
nor "ad-dawla al-isl?miyya" in Arabic with latin characters. This means "The Islamic State".
The writer of this article used the therm "Sharia Law"
we can say simply Sharia because the Arabic therm ??????????? (šar??ah)
does means law or legislation.
NOTE : The translitteration system used is the norm DIN 31635.
One of the things that freaks me out about the Islamic State is that they apparently take governing seriously. They care about making sure that sewage is treated properly, that its people have access to electricity and clean water, etc. Also, with all the (much deserved) attention placed on their sometimes brutal application of shariah law, it's important to note that they take the good bits seriously as well. In this documentary from VICE you can see that the same officers that make sure people aren't smoking in public and that women are dressed modestly are also tasked with making sure that vendors are treating their customers fairly. In Raqqa, some people actually prefer them to the Assad regime when it comes to tax collection. For example, the NYT quotes a local goldsmith as saying “I feel like I am dealing with a respected state, not thugs,”. In other words, some of the things they're doing will encourage buy-in from the people living in the areas they control, which means they're probably not going away any time soon.
"If the current rate of migration of Muslims to Europe and the Muslim fertility rate remains constant, by 2030, people of Muslim faith or origin are predicted to form about 10% of the French population and 8% of the European population."
should make for some interesting elections...
I'm French (I precise that I'm an Indigenous French if you want to know my ethnic group)
. I can say you that Muslims are between 8%-12% of population in France.
I don't know the exact percentage because French laws forbide to collect data about ethnic groups and religion.
I live in a neighborhood of housing estate in which they are between 20-40% of the population. The neighborhood is safe (how many time yet ?)
It is safe (I don't like the word safe because no places in the world are safe to 100%)
for many reasons :
1.This is not an important city.
2.You can access to the downtown between five and ten minutes of walk (for someone who walk at a normal speed)
3.We have public transportations.
4.approximately 60% of people who live there are Europeans (indigeneous French like me are a minority but I don't care)
This thing is important because in the majority of HLM people are maghrebins or blacks and the majority of them
are Muslims (I reknown that there are more apostates that we think but they hide for security reasons)
In France the majority of those who mug people in the street and public transportations like RER lines and the Parisian metro are Muslims.
Many people who dare say the truth are in Prison because the law say that this is racist to say it.
But personaly I think that this is not racist to say that people of a certain religions do more crimes because they don't want integrate the French society.
This is a website of "Ministère de l'Intérieur" (Interior Ministry)
. These people are the most wanted by French authorities. Unhappily the site is only in French. Tell me what do you constate at the first page then the next pages ? : http://www.avisderecherches.interieur.gouv.fr/personnes1.asp?T=R
If you want we can speak about this societal topic with PMs.