popular culture. Secularism is our common good, Bouvet said. The January attacks created a genuine sense of crisis, and Prime Minister Valls made passionate speeches condemning the geographic, social, ethnic apartheid that denies French citizens in places like the 93 full entry into the republic. (Muslims are thought to compose only eight per cent of the population.) These inmates are served by fewer than two hundred prison imams, many of whom are older immigrants and unable to understand life in the banlieues. 14 The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2008, was.24. At sixteen, Stéphane heard someone reciting a verse of the Koran and felt tears come to his eyes. The Kouachis were raised as orphans in a provincial institution, and were radicalized in their early twenties, after the invasion of Iraq, by recruiters in the northeast corner of Paris. In Montreuil, I met a restaurant health inspector, Saïd Allam, who is a fan. Most immigrants of that period entered France as laborersfactory hands, street-cleanersand lived in shantytowns. When I met.-P., he was looking for work. What the two countries have in commonand what makes them uniqueis a national identity based not just on history, blood, soil, and culture but on the idea of popular sovereignty. Of the rest of the population, 0 is Muslim,.6 belong to another religion,.6 did not give a religion, and.2 is atheist or agnostic. On October 17, 1961, during demonstrations by pro-independence Algerians in Paris and its suburbs, the French police killed some two hundred people, throwing many bodies off bridges into the Seine. One youth Ben Ahmed tried to help ciega un citas fox life was.-P., a wild kid from Salvador Allende, another cité in Bobigny. When they were eighteen, she told Ben Ahmed to choose between his crowd and her. It is a war against terrorism and radical Islamism, against everything that aims to break our solidarity, liberty, fraternity.