History of Muslims in France (France5)

History of Muslims in France (France5)

In the midst of a debate on national identity, France 5 is broadcasting two documentaries this evening on thehistory of Muslims in France. From the French colonial empire, Africans give their blood in the trenches. After the conflict, some remained in France and participated in the reconstruction of the metropolis. Kept away from the rest of the population, France recognizes the sacrifice of colonial troops ... by building the mosque of Paris. Amplified by a second world conflict and the post-war economic boom, this migratory flow is increasing and France pretends to discover in the years 60-70 these "natives" become immigrants who take root and that we have crammed into the suburbs ...

This fascinating documentary series proposed by France 5 retraces the history of this immigration, a history inseparable from that of France and the countries of origin of these migrants, which have become independent. This documentary which proceeds from an essential work of memory also poses a question revealed by its title: why and to what purpose is this immigration identified more readily by its religion than by its geographical origin? And even if it means fueling the debate, wouldn't it be advisable not to forget anyone by also evoking the history of these Poles, Italians, Spaniards and Portuguese who one fine day took the path of exile to come and settle in France ? The Muslims of France, Tuesday February 23 at 20.35 on France 5.

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