When I saw this astonishing article by Soeren Kern, European “No-Go” Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating, at the Hudson-New York web site, my first reaction was: Can this be true? Could this really be happening? Apparently, there is much about which to be concerned.
“Therefore, send not to know
– John Donne (1572 – 1631)
According to Kern, Islamic extremists are designating parts of European cities as off-limits to non-Muslims. These zones function as microstates governed by Sharia law. Authorities, says Kern, have lost control in these “no-go” zones, with even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services no longer being provided by the host-countries.
Kern provides chilling examples of these phenomena occurring in several European states, including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Germany. And he quotes the Malmö-based Imam Adly Abu Hajar as saying, “Sweden is the best Islamic state.” Malmö is a city in southern Sweden and is more than 25 per cent Muslim. Fire and emergency workers reportedly refuse to enter Malmö’s Rosengaard district without police escorts. Also reported: When fire fighters attempted to put out a fire at Malmö's main mosque, they were attacked by stone throwers.
After reading Kern’s article, I looked to see what other reputable sources had to say on the subject, and found this article at the U.K.’s Telegraph web site. According to author, Jonathan Wynne-Jones:
“Critics claim that the spread of Sharia law is creating a parallel legal system [in the UK] that opposes equal rights.”
Wynne-Jones estimates that there are up to 85 Sharia courts in the U.K. And he writes:
“Last month, Islamic extremists put up posters in the London [England] boroughs of Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham, warning residents that they were entering a ‘Sharia-controlled zone’ where Islamic rules were enforced and gambling, alcohol and music was banned. The posters were later removed by police.”
I have observed that trends in Briton often arrive in Canada, about a decade later. Are you ready for this one?