sexta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2015

Paris attacks: Victims and Muslims

"Who killed cannot be regarded as a religious person."

Among the 129 victims of attacks in the Centre of Paris and France Stadium, the city of Saint-Denis, are two sisters who celebrated his birthday, a promising architect, a talented musician and a craftsman.

They had all these people have in common? The fact that they are of Muslim or Muslims, also calls them, or the fact that they have their origins, or part thereof, in Muslim-majority countries.

It should be recalled that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (EI) or Daesh, for its acronyms in Arabic, claimed responsibility for the attacks on 13 November, saying that "France and all countries that follow their example should know that they would continue at the top of the list of Daesh (...) While keep their war against Islam in French territory and attacks against Muslims in the Caliphate with their planes. "

But the reality is more complex. This is because any indiscriminate attack and against civilians in France is also an attack against the Muslims of France, one of the largest communities in Europe (around 5 million people, i.e. 7.5% of the French population), according to data from the Pew Research Center ":

A fact confirmed by the collective Against Islamophobia in France, the CCIF.

Jennifer Yasser, CCIF spokesman, says that "Daesh has been murder, over the past few years, thousands of people in North Africa and the Middle East."

"The only difference is that now started killing Muslims on French territory," he continued. "It's just a pretext to justify their act. Look at the type of attacks that lead to cable. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. "

A vision underpinned by a study published in September by the International Centre for the study of radicalisation ":, (ICSR, by the letters in English), which indicates that one of the biggest reasons for the desertion by the jihadists of Daesh is the fact that many attacks end with the death of Sunni Muslims, who profess the same religion that the combatants.

Here are the stories of some of them, French and foreigners who had decided to go out at night, in Paris, on a Friday as so many others:

She was a waitress and had Tunisian origins. Celebrated his birthday on the terrace of the bar _ La Belle Equipe_quando terrorists decided to attack. It was one of the 19 victims of the attack.

"Who killed cannot be regarded as a religious person," said Bachir, one of his brothers, the French daily Le Parisien.

"In our family, we all work. And we have always been an example of integration, "he concluded.

Halima had two children and was with his sister Huda coffee on the terrace, where his brother Khaled worked.

In an interview with a French information channel, Khaled said that the terrorists "came suddenly fired against all who were in the beer."

"They killed everyone, including my sisters."

Another of the victims who were at La Belle Equipe, Djamila died in the arms of Grégory, her husband. "I held her hand, but did not survive," said Grégory television channel France 2.

Sonali had a daughter 8 years and worked in a clothing store.

Amine was an architect, and grew up in Morocco, and then came to France to study. Died at the bar Le Carrillon along his wife, whom he had married in the summer, according to AFP.

Kheireddine, or Dawson, to his friends, was killed on his way home after an evening with friends.

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