Will the West Defend Itself?

Re-Blogged From http://www.CapitalismMagazine.com

walter-williams-142x200   By Walter Williams

Leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. They praise Europe’s massive welfare state, socialized medicine and stifling economic regulation and accept its unwillingness to defend itself against barbarism. I wonder whether America’s leftists and progressives want to import some of Europe’s barbaric extremism associated with its Muslim population.

Several European countries have what are called “no-go zones.” No-go zones function as microstates governed by Shariah. The host countries’ authorities have lost control over these areas. In some cases, they are unable to provide even police, firefighting and ambulance services.

In France, no-go zones are officially called Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones. According to some reports, there is hardly a city in France that does not have at least one ZUS. There are estimated to be more than 750 such zones in France. According to The Washington Times, “France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law.”

France is by no means by itself. Sweden has some of the most liberal immigration laws in Europe. Malmo is Sweden’s third-largest city, with a population over 300,000, of which 25 percent is Muslims who have created large no-go zones for non-Muslims. Fire and emergency workers refuse to enter Malmo’s mostly Muslim Rosengaard district without police escort. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second-largest city. In Angered, one of the city’s districts, Muslim youths pelt police cars with Molotov cocktails and have already destroyed more than 15 police cars. They use green lasers to temporarily blind police officers by pointing them at their eyes.

The Gatestone Institute reports that an Islamist group called Muslims Against Crusades has launched an ambitious campaign to turn 12 British cities into independent Islamic states, including Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and what the group calls “Londonistan.” The so-called Islamic Emirates would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Shariah and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence. Several years ago, The Telegraph reported: “Islamic extremists have created ‘no-go’ areas across Britain where it is too dangerous for non-Muslims to enter. … People of a different race or faith face physical attack if they live or work in communities dominated by a strict Muslim ideology.”

No-go zones have also emerged in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. The basic question is: Does the Western world have the power to control its countries? In terms of capacity, as opposed to will, the answer is a clear yes. Western lack of will is a result of our having been paralyzed by the doctrine of multiculturalism. Diversity worship and multiculturalism have currency and are cause for celebration among our elite. Multiculturalists teach that cultural values are morally equivalent, such as those of Islam and the West. To suggest that Western values are superior to others would win one opprobrium by the know-it-all elite. Western values are indeed superior to all others because they hold the individual as supreme. Though Western values are superior to all others, one need not be a Westerner to hold Western values.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John

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6 thoughts on “Will the West Defend Itself?

  1. No go zones in England? Utter, utter bollocks! I live here sunshine, and I can attest that no such thing exists, unless you go into an area where a large muslim population lives, while wering an edl or britain first t-shirt, which is basically like having a neon sign above you saying ‘I am a racist’!

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      • I Live in Rotherham, but we live in a small country and I get around, I’ve worked in Bradford which has a very high Pakistani population and had no priblems, had no problems in Leeds either, I also visit London frequently where I enjoy walking through Whitechapel and having a curry on Brick Lane. Getting off the tube in Whitechapel the first time did take me aback as clearly the mjotity of the residents are Muslim…..and noone has ever given me a second look. Stop being so paranoid and turn fox news off, it’s all lies.

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      • The article was from Walter Williams, so I expected it to be credible.
        Looking online, I found that the London Times (January 14, 2014) talked about no go zones, so there may indeed be areas you haven’t visited which have problems.

        “Chief Inspector of Constabulary Tom Winsor confirmed why police officers do not respond in some neighborhoods:
        There are some communities born under other skies who will not involve the police at all. I am reluctant to name the communities in question, but there are communities from other cultures who would prefer to police themselves. There are cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called. They never hear of any trouble because the community deals with that on its own. It’s not that the police are afraid to go into these areas or don’t want to go into those areas. But if the police don’t get calls for help then, of course, they won’t know what’s going on.
        Muslim Patrol groups often regulate no-go zones. In this video, one group can be seen taking alcohol from people and scolding women to cover their bodies:”

        BTW, making a gratuitous attack on FOX (not related to this post in any way) reduces your credibility, so you may want to stick to the topic going forward.
        Thanks for the feedback.

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      • there was an instance in the east end of a ‘sharia patrol’ a couple of years ago, theybwere arrested within days, the article also rests much on Muslims Against Crusades, a group that has been proscribed that was run by Anjem Choudary who is shunned by the muslim communti and has only a handful of followers. This is even to the point that he is often banned from mosques. And I often wondrr why noone ever talks about Jewish patrols in Jewish areas? Funny that, isn’t it?

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  2. I’d expect almost nobody thinks all Muslims are extremists, but all it takes is a dedicated few to cause people to stay out. Just as in the US, there are inner city neighborhoods where most residents are good people, but a relatively few whitey haters make me think twice about “visiting” their areas.

    Jewish patrols? I’d never heard that before. Do they kill/attack outsiders, or are they defenders against attack?

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