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Paris gets an app to warn people of Islamic ‘no-go’ zones

An app has been launched in Paris warning people that they are entering into a so-called no-go zone. Alerts of sexual assaults are also sent out.

Published: July 2, 2017, 12:58 pm

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    The app designers said the app was meant to let people know if they face imminent danger. Dozens of people have already downloaded No-Go Zone available on Google Play, for information on the areas of the French capital to avoid.

    Users are also able report live crimes via the software application, which will be beamed live to other smartphones. The designers said they hoped to thereby limit the risk of violence or crime.

    A description of the app online reads: “Whether you are staying in an unknown location, looking for a safe place to live, on your way to a specific location then No-Go Zone allows you to reduce any risk of aggression, theft, harassment or incivility.”

    On May 19, 2017, two Parisian neighborhood associations — SOS La Chapelle and Tomorrow La Chapelle — posted a petition online titled Women, an Endangered Species in the Heart of Paris.

    Amar Lasfar, President of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF), warned in 2016 already: “There are phenomenons of radicalisation everywhere, not just in certain quarters.”

    Speaking to blogger Westmonster, one reviewer of the app noted: “It is an indispensable application for anyone who thinks that the cultural ‘enrichment’ of non-natives is not compatible with our way of life.” Immigrants, most of whom are Muslim, have almost double the unemployment rate of French-born residents.

    In a poll taken by Le Monde after the terror attacks in 2015, a majority of respondents agreed that Islam was incompatible with French values. Some 5 million Muslims live in France – about 7.5 percent of the country’s population, making it one of the largest Muslim populations in Western Europe.

    Not only in Paris, but also Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Grenoble, Avignon, such no-go zones have been taken over by a mix of black and Arab drug traffickers, Salafists and Islamic gangs. The main victims are women. In a report handed to the government, in September 2016, by the organisation France Médiation, significant details emerged of these zones: “Public areas are ‘occupied’ exclusively by men who ‘park’ there, and women are merely authorised to pass through these areas…”

    Twelve years ago, the US embassy in Paris sent a secret diplomatic cable to Washington warning of the unrest France would face in the decade to come: “France not only has a problem with integration or immigration; it also needs to act to give Muslims a sense of French identity,” the cable dated Aug. 17, 2005, read.

    France’s “zones of non-law” or non-droit have been rapidly spreading. “In reality, we have let zones of non-law prosper in France,” Nathalie Goulet, who headed a Senate study on Jihadists networks in France said last year. “We will soon vote our sixteenth anti-terrorist intelligence law in twelve years,” she added.

    Andrew Hussey, a British scholar at the University of London School of Advanced Study in Paris, believes the aim of minority violence isn’t reform or revolution but revenge. “The kids in the banlieues live in this perpetual present of weed, girls, gangsters, Islam,” he told The New Yorker. “They have no sense of history, no sense of where they come from in North Africa.”

    In Hussey’s book, “The French Intifada,” he described the cultural conflict in such extreme terms that his French publisher refused to release a translation. His research was too vivid and firsthand. The book opens with an eyewitness account of an eight-hour battle, in the Gare du Nord in 2007, between French cops and Arab kids who shout, in Arabic, “Fuck France!” Hussey writes, “This slogan—it is in fact more of a curse—has nothing to do with any French tradition of revolt.”

    The leading authority on jihadism in French prisons is the Iranian sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar. For his book “Radicalisation,” published just before the spate of terror attacks, he spent three days a week in French prisons for three years, developing a theory of inmate conversion.

    Many young criminals are radicalised in French prisons, widely seen as training institutions of jihadism. The majority of the 9000 potentially violent Islamists estimated to be in France have spent time in prison.

    In May 2016, Patrick Kanner, France’s former Socialist minister for Urban Areas, acknowledged the truth after journalists hounded him: “There are today, we know, a hundred neighborhoods in France that present potential similarities with what has happened in Molenbeek.” He was referring to the infamous neighborhood in Brussels, under Salafist control, which has become the epicenter of jihad in Europe.

    The author of Le Suicide français, Eric Zemmour, warned in Le Figaro on March 24, 2016 that a “Molenbeek Archipelago” was developing in Western Europe, with new islands appearing as immigration and closed communities accelerate.

    “France is full of Molenbeeks. France has created them in profusion. May a thousand Molenbeeks blossom! — all with their full complement of elected officials: socialist, communist, humanist, pacifist, ecologist, or the merely corrupt — of the Right also — who, like this Molenbeek politician, Sarah Turine, think it’s necessary to ‘re-establish effective relations’ and ‘fight discrimination, to arm youth against the preaching of hatred’. Tags have been found for these areas: ‘ghettos’, ‘territories lost to the Republic’, and ‘lawless zones’. Dishonest names for conjouring away the reality. Hardly ghettos, if you can leave whenever you want. Lost territories, yes, but to France. Not lawless zones, but zones under Islamic law, with its inextricable links between culture and religion, which dreams of Europe in the Middle Ages. The French Molenbeeks, like their Belgian counterpart, are territories where the customs are Islamic, where the commercial streetscape is Islamic, where the dress is Islamic, where sociability is Islamic — no women in the cafés or in the streets.”

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