Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at Gatestone Institute. Below are some excerpts:
After a firebomb attack on four police officers near Paris in 2016, France’s prime minister insisted there were no no-go zones in the country. However, this is not what the police themselves say.
“Of course there are no-go zones in France where the police cannot intervene and do their jobs in safety,” says Denis Jacob from the union Alternative Police-CFDT.
“And it’s the same for fire fighters or pretty much any representative of the state. The police can’t apply the law in these areas, they are attacked. If the police can’t do their work it’s because there are criminals and delinquents who don’t respect the law.”
Yet it would be very bad for business and tourism if the authorities openly acknowledged this. “Governments will never admit there are no-go zones because it’s a sign of a failed state,” Jacob adds.
As Soeren Kern writes at Gatestone Institute:
“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.”
What does it take for the New York Times and other established media to define an area as a no-go zone?
It is an indisputable fact that a number of areas exist in several Western European countries where criminal ethnic gangs dominate the streets and where even the police find it very difficult to walk in safety. The number and size of these areas, fueled by mass immigration, seems to be growing.
If the New York Times and other mass media deny this fact, then they are engaged in producing “fake news.” People who truthfully warn about these problems thus risk being unfairly vilified and smeared for doing so.
Most dangerous, however, is our inability to deal forcefully with problems that are undermining Western societies, because some Western media refuse to admit that the problems exist.
Mass immigration from incompatible cultures, particularly from the Islamic world, is gradually undermining law and order in many Western cities. If Western media refuse frankly to acknowledge this fact, they are putting the long-term survival of our societies seriously at risk.
Read the rest at Gatestone.
For a complete archive of Fjordman’s writings, see the multi-index listing in the Fjordman Files.