We all know that throughout Europe today there are Muslim No-Go areas, where police and firemen enter at their peril. For they are frequently attacked by young Muslim males, who throw objects — bottles, bricks, rocks — at them, as a way of making clear that the state’s writ does not run in these areas. A sufficiently intimidating Muslim presence can be established with far less than a Muslim majority.
In these places, the police must escort firemen, who are otherwise afraid to enter. The police themselves only enter such areas in groups.
What happens to non-Muslims, especially to Jews, who continue to live in these areas?
Recently, a French Jewish woman spoke in public for the first time about her family’s harrowing experiences with antisemitism in the Paris neighborhood where they lived for nearly a decade, in an interview with one of France’s most popular talk shows.