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After Nice, French Muslims feel alienation

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>> The memorial for a man Islamic state call a soldier. A pile of rubbish and dirt. Passes by spitting on the spot where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was shot by police on Bastille Day, after he killed 84 people with a truck on Nice's seafront promenade. Patels were in the city, a muslim community feeling alienation and blame for the attacks.
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Gathering at a mosque in the poor suburb of Arian where Bouhlel lived. In Paris says neighborhoods like this are likely to feel more discrimination than after previous attacks in Europe.>> This time I think people fear that it might create some xenophobia, some racism. First, because the author of the attack is Tunisian.
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He's foreign which was not the case in November and in January and also because people are fed out. What's actually most important in Nice is that you have one of the most important recruiters of French foreign fighters. Who comes from that city and he's still recruiting lots of people from Nice.
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>> Around one in ten French Jihad fighters in Syria have come from Nice. There's no proven direct connection between Bouhlel and Islamic State. Profile chimes with other foreign militant recruits.>> He had a life that was very, very foreign to religion. He drank alcohol, he had sex with lots and lots of women.
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And he collected photos of his conquests on his phone. He ate pork, he didn't observe Ramadan. This appears in lots of profiles of jihadis. And it's actually interesting because we have some converts. And we have some people who try to find a significance for their death by converting to martyrdom.
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>> Muslims in Arian want to distance themselves from the radicalization connected with the area. For many here, Bouhlel was someone with psychiatric problems rather than an Islamist militant.