ISIS: Islam's Unemployed Youth Employment Agency
BackgroundIn 2005 M.E. had posted "Paris Job Opportunity for Muslim Youths", exploring a challenge for Disneyland® Resort Paris (Parc Disneyland), a theme site covering 4,800 acres since opened in 1992.
"As now envisioned, employment in Caliphateland would be restricted to Muslim clerics and youth required to wear traditional garb, attend religious classes and services at authentic mosques to be built there, and to entertain tourists with displays of the fun side of Islam."
"Although managed under Muslim custom and law, the theme must meet or exceed Disney resort standards and disposition of proceeds would be subject to regular park audits."
Caliphateland never materialized; it was considered too infeasible: Leaders decided that the fun side of Islam, if there ever was one would never sell to the general public. Tourists would not come. And, even if they did come, so would radical suicide bombers.
We all know what happened next.
Ten Years Later (January 14, 2015)Is France failing its Muslim youths?
(After recent attacks on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo) - In the suburbs of Paris, where millions of first- and second-generation Arab and African immigrants live, unemployment is over 50 percent.
“These young people have not been integrated in any meaningful way in the [French] society, the job market or in life. They have been living in France for 20 or 30 years. Some of them were born in France and still feel completely marginalized and isolated. They feel like they don’t belong.” - Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Center of the Study of Islam and Democracy, based in Washington, D.C.
“We’ve had lots of terrorist attacks in Britain during the last 10 years. You can see a big backlash in Germany. And Belgium is the No. 1 country in the world with the highest percentage of its Muslim population going to jihad. Every time there is an attack somewhere, the media says, ‘Why this country?’ But at the end, it’s a general phenomenon.” - Olivier Roy, French scholar of Islam and author of “Globalized Islam”
A Partial SolutionRevisit a Caliphateland theme park that targets visitors from Europe's Muslim population and curious tourists.
Let Muslim's operate the theme park and employ all of their youth that its profits and growth will support, placing the onus for fun, growth and success squarely where it really belongs.
Initially, France should subsidize the park subject to regular audits of all revenues and expenses. After 5 years of operation, a lease with purchase option might be offered subject to similar audit requirements.
Submarines are always silent and strange.