Paris Women Complain about Muslim Harassment

But when the Paris women protest no-go zones, the media scoffs.

We’ve heard about Islamic “no-go” zones in Europe for years. These can be places that have become so overrun by hostile immigrants that the police refuse to patrol them for fear that they will by attacked. But they are also areas were women feel especially vulnerable to sexual harassment or worse assaults.

Recently, Paris women have again publicly protests these zones. Heat Street reports, “Women in Paris Protest Against ‘No Go Zones’ Where Immigrant Men Terrorize Them.”

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It’s claimed the district of Chapelle-Pajol, in the north east of the French capital, has become more dangerous for women as the rate of immigration there grows. Large groups of men are said to hang around in the streets, sometimes drinking, and often intimidate women.

One 80-year-old woman from the district has even said she was sexually assaulted walking home one night.

Of course, along with reports of no go zones, the media have produced reports designed to debunk these claims. Here’s a CNN story from a couple of years ago:

Why would Paris women hold a protest over nothing?

Read the complete Heat Street article here.

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Joe Scudder

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Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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