Despite the large and active recruitment drives targeting them, a heightened level of casual and toxic Islamophobia within the ranks of America’s Armed Forces is alienating many Muslim Americans who might otherwise consider joining.
Yellow Vests and Muslims are the two largest groups in France which suffer from socioeconomic marginalization – and there is no doubt that they will be open political allies, eventually.
Even though the Yellow Vest anti-government movement is historic in scope, duration and intensity, and even though Muslims comprise 5-10% of France’s population, there has been almost zero media coverage of the interplay between these two forces. Check Google in French or English and you truly find almost nothing. I have been waiting and waiting