NO-GO ZONES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE
Islam experts: No-go zones looming for America
January 23, 2015 — WND.com reports: “The ‘no-go zones’ in some Western nations, where law enforcement has lost control because of the influence of Islamic law, are coming to America.
That’s according to several Islam experts interviewed by WND who believe the kind of Muslim enclaves that have developed in Europe due to a lack of assimilation will eventually arise in the U.S. as the Muslim population grows.
The contention that ‘no-go’ zones exist is controversial, as evidenced by the widespread ridicule that arose when an analyst said in a Fox News interview shortly after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris that the major English city of Birmingham was a ‘no-go’ zone itself.
The analyst apologized, but only for exaggerating his point, not for asserting ‘no-go’ zones exist.
As WND reported, the government of France has identified 751 Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, that the state does not fully control, citing Middle East foreign policy expert Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.
The zones are enclaves where Muslim immigrants have chosen not to assimilate, and law enforcement has lost some degree of control…” (No-Go Zones are sweeping across the European Union. 55 already exist in Sweden. The problem is not that the citizens and police are prohibited from entering these No-Go Zones, but rather that the nation’s leaders, police, and citizens are afraid to enter them. See the next 2 reports.)
Media have reported ‘no-go’ zones for a decade
January 26, 2015 — WND.com reports: “While longtime counter-terrorism expert Steven Emerson was strongly criticized by establishment media for his remarks in a Fox News interview about Muslim ‘no-go’ zones in Europe where police have lost control, many of the same news outlets have repeatedly used the term for at least a decade.
‘The political left in the mainstream media has decided to demonize me,’ Emerson said in a WND interview. ‘It’s outrageous for media outlets to apologize, saying ‘no-go zones’ don’t exist in Europe, when even the New York Times for years has published articles documenting Muslim ‘no-go zones’ do exist in European countries like France.’
In a Fox News interview Jan. 11, days after two Muslim French citizens murdered 12 people while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Emerson said ‘there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.’ He has acknowledged making an overstatement, but his critics have charged his claim has no basis whatsoever and ridiculed him for asserting that there is such a thing as ‘no-go’ zones in Europe.
But NBC News, the New York Times, the Associated Press and others were using the term ‘no-go’ zones for Muslim-majority neighborhoods in Paris when Muslim youth gangs were rampaging through the streets and setting cars on fire.
Emerson said he recently was in a television interview with BBC News in which ‘they were attacking me that ‘no-go zones’ don’t exist in Europe.’
‘So I pulled up one of their own articles the BBC published, which referenced ‘no-go zones’ in print,’ he said.
‘They were so embarrassed, they didn’t know what to say.’…”
No-go zones? Census data shows 100-plus in Britain
February 4, 2015 — WND.com reports: “There are more than 100 ‘Muslim enclaves’ in the United Kingdom that are ‘de facto off limits to non-Muslims due to a number of factors, including the lawlessness, insecurity or religious intimidation that often pervades these areas,’ according to a new report.
The report cites the nation’s own census data.
‘An erroneous claim on American television that Birmingham, England, is ‘totally Muslim’ and off-limits to non-Muslims has ignited a political charged debate about the existence of no-go zones in Britain and other European countries,’ wrote Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute, in a report about Muslim ‘no-go’ zones.
Kern said that in some no-go zones, ‘host-country authorities are unable or unwilling to provide even basic public aid, such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services, out of fear of being attacked by Muslim gangs that sometimes claim control over such areas.’
And they are ‘breeding grounds for Islamic radicalism.’
‘The problem of no-go zones is well documented, but multiculturalists and their politically correct supporters vehemently deny that they exist. Some are now engaged in a concerted campaign to discredit and even silence those who draw attention to the issue – often by deliberately mischaracterizing the term ‘no-go zone,’’ he said.
He quoted Islam expert Andrew C. McCarthy’s definition: ‘It is not that they [non-Muslims] are not permitted to enter these enclaves; it is that they avoid entering because doing so is dangerous if they are flaunting Western modes of dress and conduct.’…”