Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paris, France - Tense Rivalries Threaten a Melting-Pot District

The fashion is more Brooklyn than Paris, with young Muslims and blacks in low jeans, sunglasses and hoodies, often with a kaffiyeh knotted carefully around the neck, and sometimes, now, with guns. There is a large Jewish community, too, many of them Lubavitcher, with kosher butchers and delicatessens, a large religious school and synagogue, close to the Medina Hammam Center and African grill restaurants like Le Marcory.
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