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The atrocity in Paris is generating new fear against French Muslims and sparking a number of discussions about controlling the border, assimilation, and the acceptance of French secular practices.
Over the last year, Muslim refugees fleeing the brutality of war in Iraq and Syria have sought asylum in a number of Western European countries, including France. But many lifelong French citizens are Muslim—the Muslim nation of Algeria was actually part of France in the 20th century.
Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, explains how the Muslim community is responding to these attacks.