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After Charlie Hebdo: Muslims in France

Only a handful of French Muslims are violent extremists

By Erik Bleich  

Chérif Kouachi, 32,  Saïd Kouachi, 34. These names were unknown days ago, but will now be remembered by the world as the suspected perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. Except that a year from now you won’t remember these names. Or, they might ring a bell, but you are likely to confuse them with Mohamed Merah or Mehdi Nemmouche, better known as the killers in Toulouse in 2012 and in Brussels in 2014. What will likely stick is the connection between Muslim-sounding names and…

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