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After terror attacks, Muslims wonder about their place in France – SBS News

French officials’ attack on ‘Islamic separatism’ and the ‘enemy within’ has Muslims questioning whether they will ever fully be accepted.

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At age 42, Mehdy Belabbas embodied the French republican promise of upward social mobility: the son of a Muslim construction worker of Algerian descent, he was the first in his family to attend graduate school and served for 12 years as the deputy mayor of the working-class city where he grew up.
And yet for the past two weeks, Mr Belabbas has been thinking about just one thing: Im wondering if I should leave France.
Mr Belabbass thoughts stemmed from days of heated, if not hostile, public debate,…

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