Challenges Face Muslims Growing Up in Paris Today

What does it mean to be a young Muslim growing up in Paris today? Issues of religious inclusion and unemployment are at the center of challenges faced by France’s Muslim and non-Muslim youth, and the dialogue surrounding these challenges can have a strong effect on whether or not youth "feel French." Hate crimes against Muslims have increased tenfold since the January attacks on Charlie Hebdo, and Muslims are 2.5 times less likely to be hired in France. Talking about these issues at all can be difficult for youth in a school system where religious dialogue is largely taboo.