Migrants at WAR: Tensions in Paris as children attacked with knives for being ‘too rich’
GANGS of North African youths have terrified Chinese migrants amid complaints they have become ‘too rich’.
This comes amid a growing perception that recent migrants from North Africa have become “too demanding” and consider themselves “victims” who deserve pity.
The streets of Paris have erupted into inter-migrant strife
In a report from German channel DW, a Chinese migrant named Woo described how a gang of North African youths attacked him in his home last November.
He said that the yobs threatened him and his wife with a knife and smashed his head, after which broke in and stole his valuables.
He added: “I am scared. I don’t feel safe anymore.”
A gang of African migrants mugged these young children and threatened them with a knife
Guylain Chevrier, a French sociologist, said a pattern has quickly emerged following refugee crisis
I am scared. I don’t feel safe anymore
In August last year, a Chinese man was killed in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers after being attacked during a botched robbery.
While the crime rate grows, local migrants from North Africa have been unafraid to voice their prejudices.
One told the programme: “That’s the way it is. I don’t like the Chinese.”
Another added: “The Chinese have become too rich in France. That’s not fair. They have nice clothes and big cars.”
Despite this visible hostility, police have largely refused to intervene while locals have complained that security services rarely investigate many of the crimes.
Local migrants from North Africa are unafraid to voice their prejudices
The Chinese community has gained a reputation for being “hard-working and managing without help
He said: “The Chinese community is thought to be a community where things go well, where people manage on their own.
“This is compared to other immigrants who are much more demanding and consider themselves as victims.”
Mr Chevrier added that authorities often took an extremely “passive attitude” toward anything going on within “Muslim communities”.