Failed integration: In next 10-20 years, France will be new Lebanon

In just a few years, Islamic suburbs of Paris will obey their own set of rules, they will have their own laws, their own principles, maybe even their own police. It is already the case, Alexandre Mendel, author of the book ‘Partition’ told RT.

Europe has been facing a large number of migrants coming from the war-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East. Today many are concerned about the Islamization of Europe and the failure of Muslims assimilating into their new countries.

RT met with a writer Alexandre Mendel, whose new book “Partition” is devoted to the Muslims’ failure to integrate in France, and discussed the current situation in that country.


US after creating second Israel in eastern Syria

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – Iranian Leader’s Senior Adviser Ali Akbari Velayati warns that the increasing presence of the US in eastern Syria signifies their intention to split the region. They have the same plot for Iraq, looking for the formation of a second Israel.

Speaking at a meeting with Syria’s envoy to Tehran, Ali Akbar Velayati stated that Syria’s government and president Bashar al-Assad proved their support for the Resistance in the region. The US and Saudi Arabia thought they could defeat Syria within a few weeks, but with the guidance of Bashar al-Assad, the government and its people managed to resist for six years, eventually winning an international war.

“The government and people of Syria guarded the honor of the resistance, and demonstrated that it is possible to stand against an evil and international plot.” He added.

Velayati went on to say that without doubt, the hostility of the US and the Zionist regime will bear no fruit in the face of Resistance Front. He was certain that Syria’s government will make further efforts to maintain their territorial integrity.

He noted that the region’s situation is very complicated, but terrorists, extremist groups and their supporters have been defeated, adding that the countries of the region have consensus on their shared interests which makes them triumphant against the disintegration plots of their enemies.

Velayati stressed on the intelligent and insightful guides of Leader of Islamic Revolution without which victory would be impossible.

Adnan Hassan Mahmoud, Syrian envoy to Tehran, expressed his gratitude for Leader’s influential role in the victories of the region and said that Iran stood against terrorists with all its might.


Morality and Abstract Thinking – How Africans may differ from Westerners

I am an American who taught philosophy in several African universities from 1976 to 1988, and have lived since that time in South Africa. When I first came to Africa, I knew virtually nothing about the continent or its people, but I began learning quickly. I noticed, for example, that Africans rarely kept promises and saw no need to apologize when they broke them. It was as if they were unaware they had done anything that called for an apology.

It took many years for me to understand why Africans behaved this way but I think I can now explain this and other behavior that characterizes Africa. I believe that morality requires abstract thinking—as does planning for the future—and that a relative deficiency in abstract thinking may explain many things that are typically African.

What follow are not scientific findings. There could be alternative explanations for what I have observed, but my conclusions are drawn from more than 30 years of living among Africans.