Anne Applebaum Backs Me Up on the French and Immigrants
The difference between Katrina and the French Intifada:
The deeper difference is that however ignored or mistreated America's black underclass may be, most Americans do think of its members as Americans. By contrast, I doubt whether most Frenchmen even contemplate the possibility that the African and Arab immigrants and their offspring who make up their underclass, and who are both perpetrators and victims of these riots, could ever be truly French, even if they hold French passports (and millions do).
I couldn't have said it better myself.