The rise of so-called "no-go zones" in France — segregated Muslim communities governed by local imams and abandoned by French police — are the handiwork of Islamists who plan to spread them throughout the non-Muslim West, a former New York City police detective told Newsmax TV
"I think this is actually a strategy that is slowly being implemented worldwide by radical Islam," Harry Houck, a private investigator and retired NYPD detective, told "The Steve Malzberg Show," describing a process of gradual takeover that he said is key to the Islamists' dream of world dominion.
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"What they do is they imitate the free countries and then ask the politicians that are giving these free zones — these no-go zones — [to] let them implement some type of Sharia law," said Houck.
"That should be a flag to any politician or any government, that if anybody wants to immigrate to your country and then change your laws for the laws they want to follow, those people should be kicked out immediately," he said.
Scrutiny of France's walled-off Muslim communities has intensified after last week's terrorist violence in Paris, where Islamist gunmen all living in Paris — but apart from its secular culture and traditions — murdered 17 people in a three-day wave of violence.
Even with the dangers of non-assimilation demonstrated so horrifically, Houck said that French authorities play along with the no-go zones out of a sense of political self-preservation.
"The politicians are behind it because these people will vote as a bloc," he said. " Let's say you have a zone being run by a specific imam: That imam says we're going to vote in the next election for this one person, and they will all vote for that one person.
"These politically correct politicians are being blinded," said Houck, "and are also working together closely with them to implement this."
He called that collaboration ultimately "suicidal."
He also said that Muslim-only zones are proliferating across Europe — but particularly in France, which has the continent's largest Muslim population, estimated at 5 million people.
"In France, they have to take these zones back," he said. "The new president [François Hollande] tried to take some of these zones back, but they were unsuccessful, which means to me that they didn't fight hard enough."
The United States could be vulnerable to no-go zones, as well, "because politicians will go along with it so they can get a bloc of people that will vote for them."
"Any politician that allows something like this to go on is a danger to their own government," he added.
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