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France making headlines for all the wrong reasons

By Phil Gurski      

Why does France seem to suffer more from terrorism than its immediate neighbours? Is there something unique about that country that spawns terrorism? Can France identify these elements in order to make adjustments and prevent future attacks?

Shoes abandoned in the rush on the street of the Hotel des Postes, July 14, 2016. France has done a terrible job of integrating Muslims, writes Phil Gurski. Integration is a two-way street, but there is a huge gap between different types of citizens. France could learn a lot about how we do things here in Canada. French prisons are breeding grounds for radicalization; this is a tough problem to solve, but something needs to be done about it. Photograph courtesy of Jesmar

OTTAWA—The horror of what happened in Nice compounds the horror of what happened in Paris in January and November 2015. These large-scale attacks got a lot of attention, but there were also some smaller ones, like the killing of a police officer and his wife and an attempt to blow up a gas plant, that have to be added to the list of terrorist attacks in France. It seems that France is making the headlines for all the

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