No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You by Raheem Kassam
NO GO ZONES describes how Western media is not fully disclosing what is happening. Both in Europe and the United States, some immigrant neighborhoods are being drastically changed, but the media is reluctant to investigate or report.
The book starts off with the author, Raheem Kassam investigating the sexual attacks in Cologne Germany. To his astonishment, the mainstream media hardly made any mention of these attacks. He was reluctant to believe that it was just being ignored:
“I was perplexed by the lack of coverage. . . My belief that this could happen almost led us to miss it entirely.”
Despite his initial doubts, Kassam was actually the one who broke the story, and then other media outlets finally joined in.
The author decided to visit various supposedly places—the reputed “No Go Zones,” in both Europe and the United States. These were said to have high concentrations of immigrants who had not assimilated, did not want to assimilate, and were hostile to their host country. The author, despite his original skepticism, did indeed find them to be dangerous places; while visiting, he was often questioned or intimidated by the inhabitants.
Besides journaling his visits to the zones, Kassam cites troubling—and scary statistics. Certain neighborhoods simply do not choose to assimilate into the surrounding culture. Moreover, they hold views that are directly hostile to their host countries. In Britain for example, polls showed that 20% of British Muslims sympathized with a bombing that killed 52 people. Similarly, 12% of young Muslims said that suicide bombings could be justified.
So all in all, I found NO GO ZONES to be an informative, well-written book—but also sort of a scary one. I found the author’s personal experiences in the No Go Zones the most interesting part of the book.