Recently a German police chief said that places like Wedding in Berlin, a Muslim ghetto in the German capital, are as dangerous for policemen to work in as Afghanistan. Call them parallel societies, Muslim ghettos, Sharia colonies, lawless areas, lost territories, failed multicultural experiments — or whatever. Translation from Danish, Den Korte Avis, February 20: “Ghetto behind the facade“:
The proportion of residents from non-western countries, in for example Akacieparken in Valby and Aldersrogade in Outer NÃ¸rrebro, is now about 75 percent. In Gellerupparken at Aarhus, it is 85 percent, while MjÃ¸lnerparken in Outer NÃ¸rrebro peaks with some 90 percent immigrants and descendants from non-Western countries. …
This changing composition of residents has fostered parallel societies. Societies within the society emerge, and they are shaped by the culture of the immigrants’ countries of origin, which is mainly Muslim.
Languages such as Arabic, Turkish and other non-Danish languages flourish. Poor language skills in Danish is a contributing factor to the percentage of those outside the labor market, which is 40 percent in average.
The areas are characterized by strong Islamic social control, especially of women. Inlets to Islamic courts, child brides, polygamy.
The ghettos are characterized by a widespread hostility towards the surrounding community. Groups of residents trying to keep the authorities away. Fire trucks and ambulances periodically need police protection and even the police are sometimes attacked, for example in Vollsmose, where there have been police have been shot at.
The crime rate is on average nine times higher than in the surrounding communities. And crime is predominantly directed against Danes and other non-Muslims. Arson and vandalism happen regularly.