“Almost all” can be an interesting descriptive term.
Let’s say that only 5% of Muslim immigrants in France did, in fact, bring their jihadist ideology with them with ulterior motives. That means there are 230,000 potential trouble makers/terrorists living in the country. Add to that the fact that they are recruiting locals to their cause.
Of course I am not saying that ALL Muslim immigrants in France are jihadists. I am sure most have learned the French language, are employed and enjoy sipping espresso in sidewalk cafes and have even developed an appreciation of French Jazz and cooking.
230,000 is twice the size of the French Army.
Think about what you said above about about everything going into the American pot so to speak and coming out American. It’s in large part because American society allows them to still retain part of what they brought and still be fully American just as you retained your faith and it’s particular social beliefs even though contrary to mainstream majority America.
I have to take a little “technical” issue with this.
America is about 75% Christian with 25% of those identifying as Catholic. I would say that the mainstream majority is still on our side.
That’s the issue the immigrants run into in France. They’re not given the opportunity to fully integrate. And as a result they’re forced to remain separate and ultimately some turn resentful, even radical. That’s not to say the majority of Muslims in Europe do, nor to say there aren’t Muslims that struggle to integrate in the US. But I strongly feel that if European countries would open themselves up to being more of the mosh pit of culture that the US epitomizes, that they’d have a far better time of it with their immigrant cultures.
I know that problem exists in France as well as other European countries. In some cases they are forced into forms of ghettos. But these conditions are known to all and should not be a surprize to someone wanting to immigrate to another country. Reasonable people do not leave poor living conditions, unemployment, or an oppressive government for conditions that would be worse.