How times have changed. It wasn’t very long ago at all that anyone who noted the obvious existence of no-go zones in Europe was excoriated as a racist, bigoted “islamophobe,” and denounced by the highest authorities. The Mayor of Paris even threatened to sue Fox News for reporting on no-go zones.
In Germany, Merkel is more responsible than anyone else for the creation of these “no go zones,” and by admitting that they exist is simply trying to co-opt the growing and increasingly vocal opposition to her suicidal immigration policies. She did this before, calling for limitations on immigration just before the last election in Germany. But she is the one who got Germany into this fix. She won’t be the one to get Germany out of it.
“Angela Merkel admits that ‘no-go zones’ exist in Germany,” by Adam Shaw, Fox News, March 1, 2018 (thanks to Lukasz):
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a major concession to Europe’s populist movement this week when she admitted the existence of so-called “no-go zones” in Germany.
Conservatives and populists have long warned of the existence of such zones as the partial consequence of mass Muslim migration from the Middle East and Africa, particularly after Merkel opened Germany’s borders in 2015 as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Such areas are said to be dogged by high-levels of crime and are described as “no-go zones” because outsiders, including police and other authorities, are unable to enter.
Despite evidence of the existence of areas in Western countries, European leaders and left-wing media commentators have long denied, and sometimes even mocked, those who claim that no-go zones exist.
But Merkel, who won Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2015 in part because of her open-borders stance, mentioned their existence in an interview this week with German broadcaster n-tv as she called for a zero-tolerance policy on crime.
She said that people have a right to feel safe when they meet in public places. When asked to clarify, she specified that she was talking about no-go zones.
“It means for example that there cannot be any no-go areas, that there cannot be areas where no-one dares to go but there are such places,” she said. “One has to call them by name and do something about it.”
The Associated Press reported that it had left fellow lawmakers “speechless.” The remarks quickly spread across Europe, fueling and encouraging nationalist-populist politicians who have pushed back against lax immigration policies.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, which has been under siege from the European Union for its hardline stance on asylum seekers, hailed Merkel’s comments as a victory.
“Today, it seems this taboo has been broken. Guess who is talking about ‘no-go zones’?” a blog post on the Hungarian government’s official website said.
“That we’re finally calling them by name signals a step in the right direction,” it said….
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