The "no go zones" are not listed on the Paris Tourist Map
About 5 years ago, I spoke with a family member who had left Cuba and settled in France. I had not seen or spoken with him for 40 years so we had a lot to chat about.
Our conversation took place around the time that cars were burning in Paris. I asked a couple of simple questions:
1) Where were the police?
2) Where were the firetrucks?
His answer was amazing. He said in Spanish that the police or fire departments don't go into those areas.
I was stunned with his answer but learned a big lesson about France and "no go zones".
Over the last month, National Security expert Steven Emerson shook up the "PC corner" when he misspoke about Birmingham, England. He said that Birmingham was "totally Muslim", a mistake and something that he apologized for.
Emerson's comments, combined with Fox News Derangement Syndrome, gave the left an opportunity to attack "no go zones" as some creation of "right wing minds". Mayor Hildalgo of Paris even threatened to sue Fox News.
In fact, there are "no go zones" as Soeren Kern wrote recently:
"The jihadist attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French magazine known for lampooning Islam, has cast a spotlight on so-called no-go zones in France and other European countries.
No-go zones are Muslim-dominated neighborhoods that are largely off limits to non-Muslims due to a variety of factors, including the lawlessness and insecurity that pervades a great number of these areas. Host-country authorities have effectively lost control over many no-go zones and are often 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 youth.
Muslim enclaves in European cities are also breeding grounds for Islamic radicalism and pose a significant threat to Western security.
Europe's no-go zones are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated from -- rather than become integrated into -- their European host nations.
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.
Consider Carol Matlack, an American writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, who recently penned a story -- entitled "Debunking the Myth of Muslim-Only Zones in Major European Cities" -- in which she claims that no-go zones are nothing more than an "urban legend" that is "demonstrably untrue." She then goes on to ridicule those who disagree with her.
The American cable television channel Fox News has also issued at least four apologies for referring to Muslim no-go zones in Europe, after one commentator erroneously claimed that the entire city of Birmingham, England, was Muslim. Had he simply said that "parts" of Birmingham are Muslim, he would have been correct.
Despite such politically correct denials, Muslim no-go zones are a well-known fact of life in many parts of Europe."
I have heard the same from a good friend in London, another in Holland and my aforementioned family member living in France.
Of course, the governments, in the UK or France or Holland, will not admit publicly that the police or firemen will not go into these areas. Governments will never admit this but they are what they are. These areas are lawless zones way beyond the control of the rule of law.