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The 751 No-Go Zones of France

by Daniel Pipes

There are 751 No-Go Zones in France, and an unknown number in Britain where state police are no longer in control. Citizens are being attacked and raped for being "non-believers" or not submitting to Shariah codes of dress and conduct.


The 751 No-Go Zones of France
November 14, 2006

They go by the euphemistic term Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, with the even more antiseptic acronym ZUS, and there are 751 of them as of last count. They are convienently listed on one long webpage, complete with street demarcations and map delineations.


Danish cartoonists fear for their lives

12 Danish Cartoonists go into hiding after receiving death threats for "blasphemy" or criticizing Shariah.

The Times (London)
February 4, 2006
Copenhagen, Denmark

TWELVE Danish cartoonists whose pictures sparked such outcry have gone into hiding under round-the-clock protection, fearing for their lives.

The cartoonists, many of whom had reservations about the pictures, have been shocked by how the affair has escalated into a global “clash of civilisations”. They have since tried, unsuccessfully, to stop them being reprinted.

A spokesman for the cartoonists said: “They are in hiding around Denmark. Some of them are really, really scared. They don’t want to see the pictures reprinted all over the world. We couldn’t stop it. We tried, but we couldn’t.”


Banned in the U.K.

The American Center for Democracy
October 26, 2005
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

I was prevented from attending a meeting last weekend that I organized in the U.K. on "How to Combat Terror Financing." Had I gone, I would have been in jeopardy due to British libel laws.

I have been sued for libel in London by the Saudi billionaire Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz because my book, Funding Evil, documents how his charity, the Muwafaq Foundation, “transferred at least $3 million, on behalf of Khalid bin Mahfouz, to Usama bin Laden, and assisted al Qaeda fighters in Bosnia,” according to testimony of former National Security advisor Richard Clarke. Bin Mahfouz sued in London, because British libel laws guarantee that he could win without challenging the facts.

The British libel laws are so destructive that they affect writers and publications who never set foot in Britain and never published there. They are used effectively by Saudi billionaires who can afford the steep legal fees to silence successfully writers and publishers around the world who attempt to expose how the Saudis have funded and continue to fund the spread of Wahhabism, Islamist radicalism, and indoctrination that leads to global terrorism.


Few want vote in booming Dubai

“The UAE does not have freedom of speech. The media is controlled. Western films are shown with censorship, and internet access is via a government ISP which blocks unsuitable websites.”

July 29, 2005
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As part of a series about young people in the Middle East, the BBC News website reports on views about democratic reform in a city where change does not seem high on the agenda.

We live in the best democracy ever," says Samir Marzouqi, 19, who lives in a country where citizens never vote.

As a national of the United Arab Emirates, he lives in what is now the only country in the Gulf which has no elected bodies. Political parties are banned.

But he points out that the sheikhs who rule the UAE attend regular open meetings where citizens can air concerns.

And, as many of his peers stress, with free health care and education, a booming economy and political stability, few want to complain anyway.


The Saudi Connection - Their oil thicker than our blood

The American Center for Democracy
June 1, 2004
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

"Forum shopping" is the latest tactic employed by wealthy Saudis seeking to skirt American justice. First, the Saudis funded the World Trade Center terrorist attack that cost the lives of 3,000 Americans. Now the same Saudis are funding a cynical campaign using English libel law to attack Americans' First Amendment rights by suing reporters who expose them, in British courts. In early April, Random House announced on CNN that it has abandoned the U.K. publication of Craig Ungar's House of Bush House of Saud, as they feared that the Saudis would sue for libel. These are the same Saudis named in mega-billion-dollar lawsuits tied to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the same Saudis who laugh all the way to Riyadh banks each time we fill up at the pump, the same Saudis who have been identified by official statements and hearings in Congress as funders of al Qaeda and Hamas.

Why British courts? In the U.K., a plaintiff can easily win judgment because, among other things, he is not required to prove that the alleged libel was done with malice. Some of the wealthiest Saudi families that are named in the 9/11 lawsuits have accordingly threatened several authors and publishers, mostly British, with libel suits in U.K. courts. Apparently, none have gone to trial as most appear to settle at an early stage because the defendants could not, or would not, sustain a lengthy and costly lawsuit. Instead, the defendants capitulated, apologized, and paid fines.

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