By LEO HOHMANN
Finally, the ugly truth about Europe’s “no-go zones” is out in the open, and it has come from an unlikely source — German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ever since U.S. terrorism expert Steven Emerson spoke in a Fox News interview about so-called “no go zones” in the U.K. — that was nearly three years ago — the establishment elites across the Western world have been denying that these zones exist in any European cities. These are areas where Sharia law dominates and police are afraid to enter.
Emerson did misspeak, saying the city of Birmingham, England, was a no-go zone, an error that he immediately took responsibility for and corrected. He meant to say a certain portion of the city was a no-go zone.
But what happened next was a cynical game of deception.
Fox claimed that no no-go zones existed in Europe and the New York Times and Washington Post chided Emerson with the same outrageously false claims.
Fox apologized to its viewers for Emerson’s comments and banned him from making any future appearances on the network.
Since that time, anyone who maintained that there were no-go zones in Europe has been immediately branded an Islamophobe by the lapdog elites in the mainstream media.
But as it turns out, Emerson was right all along. Chancellor Angela Merkel made a major break with those elitists when she admitted this week the existence of “no-go zones” in Germany.
Here is a segment of the story reported from Fox, which doesn’t mention its own role in playing along with the fairy tail that no such thing exists in Europe:
Conservatives and populists have long warned of the existence of such zones as the partial consequence of mass Muslim migration from the Middle East and Africa, particularly after Merkel opened Germany’s borders in 2015 as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Such areas are said to be dogged by high-levels of crime and are described as “no-go zones” because outsiders, including police and other authorities, are unable to enter.
Despite evidence of the existence of areas in Western countries, European leaders and left-wing media commentators have long denied, and sometimes even mocked, those who claim that no-go zones exist.
But Merkel, who won Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2015 in part because of her open-borders stance, mentioned their existence in an interview this week with German broadcaster n-tv as she called for a zero-tolerance policy on crime.
She said that people have a right to feel safe when they meet in public places. When asked to clarify, she specified that she was talking about no-go zones.
“It means for example that there cannot be any no-go areas, that there cannot be areas where no-one dares to go but there are such places,” she said. “One has to call them by name and do something about it.”
Emerson, reached Thursday night at his home by LeoHohmann.com, said he took a measure of vindication from Merkel’s admission but he felt like the media would still not report the full story in context.
“Finally Merkel broke up the scandalous cover up by the mainstream media and the social-democratic governments of Europe and admitted the truth. The US media, especially the NY Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN and even Fox have been guilty of a massive cover-up and there should be firings en masse. Fox in particular owes me an apology for its despicable assertion two years ago that no-go zones did not exist. Let’s see how honest the media is now.”
The Associated Press reported that Merkel’s comments left fellow lawmakers “speechless.”
The remarks quickly spread across Europe, fueling and encouraging nationalist-populist politicians who have pushed back against lax immigration policies.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, which has been under siege from the European Union for its hardline stance on asylum seekers, hailed Merkel’s comments as a victory.
The Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban also issued a statement: “Today, it seems this taboo has been broken. Guess who is talking about ‘no-go zones’?” a blog post on the Hungarian government’s official website said.
Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” If you appreciate this type of original, fact-based and independent reporting, please consider a donation of any size to this website. We accept no advertising and are beholden to no one.