Almost every society has a ghetto of some sort: a typically urban area of high crime, high poverty, and alienation. In France, atypically, these areas obtain an official status. While all nations have poverty and crime, the expansion of these “no go” ghettos within Paris and other cities points to the rapid Arabization and Islamification of a nation that is losing its way–indeed, this in a nation whose gallantry once inspired all of Europe during the Crusades.
Rick Darby reports:
Bordeaux. Aix-en-Provence. Arles. Nice. Paris, City of Light and all that. How they capture the imagination. History, architecture, wonderful food and wine, civilization and its refinements.
Only, they and more than 700 other cities and towns in France include what are called Zones Urbaines Sensibles (ZUS). No, not “sensible urban areas.” Sensible translates more accurately as “sensitive.” That is, n0-go areas for police and non-North African, non-West African, or non-Muslim French people.