The Muslim suburbs surrounding Paris are mainly situated in the département (county) of Seine-Saint-Denis.
In 2005, heavy rioting broke out in this département, where Islam is the largest religion. The French government seems to have lost control over this département where the French police no longer dare to venture and where French civil law is being replaced by Sharia law.
Seine-Saint-Denis is the 15th richest of France’s 96 départements. The poorest are Cantal, Ariège and Creuse – rural areas with hardly any immigrants.
The problems in the suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis and elsewhere are not caused by poverty, but by the unwillingness of many Muslims to integrate into French society.
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