Yes, there are 'no go' zones in France - sort of

Recently, Fox News was shamed into apologizing for one of their anchors talking about "no go" zones in Europe, where non-Muslims are not welcome and even the police feel reluctant to enter.

For the record, there are no "official" no-go zones anywhere in Europe.  What government on planet Earth would willingly admit that it doesn't control its own territory?  But in France, there are 751 neighborhoods the French government believe they don't fully control.  Daniel Pipes explains:

They go by the euphemistic term Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, with the even more antiseptic acronym ZUS, and there are 751 of them as of last count. They are conveniently listed on one long webpage, complete with street demarcations and map delineations.

What are they? Those places in France that the French state does not fully control. They range from two zones in the medieval town of Carcassonne to twelve in the heavily Muslim city of Marseilles, with hardly a town in France lacking in its ZUS. The ZUS came into existence in late 1996 and according to a 2004 estimate, nearly 5 million people live in them.

It's one thing for cab drivers, pizza delivery, and tourists to avoid a certain neighborhood because they wouldn't be welcome.  Anyone who lives in a big city in America knows that there are some neighborhoods best left unvisited if you want to stay safe.

The difference among America, France, Britain, and other parts of Europe is that the police themselves are reluctant to respond to calls, or are actually sidelined because local mobs take care of crime – the sharia way.

Parts of the UK are becoming no-go areas for police because minority communities are operating their own justice systems, according to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

The rise in ‘community justice’ means crimes as serious as murder and sexual abuse are going unreported – a situation reminiscent of Belfast in the height of the Troubles.

Tom Winsor said police officers were simply never called to some neighbourhoods, where law-abiding people rather than criminals administer their own form of justice.

He said: ‘There are some communities born under other skies who will not involve the police at all. I am reluctant to name the communities in question, but there are communities from other cultures who would prefer to police themselves.

‘There are cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called. They never hear of any trouble because the community deals with that on its own.

Perhaps it's more accurate to refer to those areas as "no come" zones.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence of police across Europe allowing some communities to virtually police themselves.  Again, this is a choice made by local authorities and not necessarily something forced upon the government by Muslims.  It is, as Pipes points out, the "sensitive" nature of these communities that keeps police at arm's length.

But we've seen over the years that when these communities explode in violence and police move in to restore order, the cops become targets of Muslim wrath.  It's impossible to quantify police non-response to some crime in these communities, but it's safe to say that even if they aren't "no go" areas officially, in most aspects of ordinary life for non-Muslims, they may as well be.

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