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The profound insight of the jihadi recruitment machine is that the cause can be anything – as long as the needs are satisfied.It is striking how little religion factored in the teenage lives of the Kouachi brothers who killed Charlie Hebdo journalists and the Jewish store attacker Amedy Coulibaly, a pattern seen time and again among Europe's homegrown terrorists.Coulibaly and the Kouachi brothers, while partners, pledged allegiance to jihadi camps that hate one another.It was an attempt to escape everyday drudgery, utter futility and a system in France that can legitimately be said – from employers tossing the resumes of applicants with Muslim names to the failed schools that serve immigrant populations – to set up roadblocks to success for minorities.French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, among the few leaders of the Left to take a critical line regarding Muslims in France, has been equally courageous in the wake of the terror attacks to say that France must grapple with an "ethnic apartheid" testing the nation.A great debate is raging in Europe about whether the multicultural model traditionally linked with the United Kingdom or the integrationist model so staunchly championed by France, is the best approach to foster a decent society.
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