Friday, August 26, 2011

European Enclaves Off-Limits to Non-Muslims?

Soeren Kern

The Hudson New York Briefing Council, part of the Hudson Institute -- a free-market think tank located in Washington, D.C. -- has a rather alaming article by one of its columnists, Soeren Kern:
European 'No-Go' Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating: "Occupation Without Tanks or Soldiers"
In this article, Kern argues that:
Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of "no-go" areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims.

Many of the "no-go" zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services.

The "no-go" areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations.
The evidence that Kern goes on to supply is something of a grab bag. He collects evidence of Muslim enclaves and statements by Islamists demanding shariah in some of these enclaves, but he doesn't show that Islamists are creating the no-go areas, nor that these Islamists are even successfully instituting shariah within them.

Don't misunderstand me on this point. I realize that Islamists in Europe do want precisely what Kern fears is already generally happening widely. I also recognize that the no-go zones do exist and need to be addressed by the state authorities in those European countries where such enclaves exist, so as to return them to national control and a European-style rule of law.

The fact of no-go zones and the presence of Islamists are both alarming, and Europeans should be alarmed, but more evidence and closer analysis are needed before conclusions can be drawn as to where these enclaves are headed. Have these been written up already?

The case is similar to that of the riots that took place in 2005 and 2007 within Muslim enclaves located outside of major cities in France. Were these riots incited by Islamists? The evidence points against such a conclusion. A general sense of Muslim identity may have been shared by the rioters, but Islamism does not seem to have been a motive, though the riots themselves are troubling, given the wanton destruction wrought, and such enclaves so alienated from society could become breeding grounds for Islamists.

At any rate, for those readers interested in knowing more about Kern's writings see the Hudson New York Writings by Soeren Kern, search the Strategic Studies Group website for his writings, or go to his own website, Strategic Insights into America, Europe, and the Transatlantic Relationship.

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At 4:11 AM, Blogger Jay Kactuz said...

Everybody knows this except UK government officials and the liberal media and academia folks. They tell us this is not true reports indicate otherwise.

This is from 2008:

"The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester and the Church's only Asian bishop, says that people of a different race or faith face physical attack if they live or work in communities dominated by a strict Muslim ideology."

The fact is that Europe (not just the UK) is in trouble and Australia, Canada and the US are right behind.

Note also that anybody who thinks there is such a thing as a "moderate" Muslim has not really asked them the proper questions. I have and it is not good news. The so-called good Muslims are either ignorant of their own religion and history (best case scenario) or they are deceitful.

You take any Muslim and then start asking about certain verses in the Quran or actions of their dear prophet - and you get unending excuses usually in the form of "out of context" "bad translation" "other did it too" or "you don't understand". Muslims are incapable of reflecting on their religion.

Bad times are comin'.

At 4:28 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks for the link, which can be live-linked to allow for easier access to the Telegraph article on no-go zones.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One has to be wary of the political designs of anti-Muslim fear mongers, but at the same time one wonders to what degree Western politicians and media have either sold out to or been bought up by the Islamic dictatorships of the Arabian peninsula. Indeed, Euro-American foreign policy is in the service of Sunni interests, and so there you are.

Indeed, in this context, the anti-Muslim drum beating coming from the neocons and the CFR has proven to manifest itself in policies that further Saudi and Gulf interests. The policy seems to be: remove socialist dictatorships and replace them with theocratic dictatorships: hence Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria.... Iran, which is of course theocratic, has to be reconfigured (or at least contained) as well, because they are not a Sunni theocracy.

As for Europe: rather than invading, the Caliphate is simply buying Europe out. Thus a "hands off" policy (sugar coated in the language of multiculturalism and political correctness) in regard to the Islamic colonization of Europe. In this model, academics, to use Stalin’s phase, are simply “useful idiots.”

At 12:31 PM, Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

Islam is a religion of peace. If you don't believe it, you are islamophobic. If you do believe it, you are out of your mind.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The Saudis certainly use their money to further salafi Islam, and the US has had a long-term policy of protecting Saudi interests.

But overthrowing Saddam has worked more to the interests of the Shia, both in Iraq and Iran, than of the Sunnis.

And overthrowing the Taliban was not exactly in the Saudi interests, for the Saudis helped fund the Taliban.

Europe's main problem stems from uncontrolled immigration of Muslim who aren't assimilating well. I suppose that these Muslims are primarily Sunni.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:36 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

It's a religion of peace if everyone would just convert.

Or maybe not then, either . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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