We recently covered the No-Go Zones of Europe.

In the newest edition of Afterburner, Bill Whittle takes a close look at France and the events that led to the attack on Charlie Hebdo, particularly European multiculturalism which is anti-assimilationist.

Whittle also makes an excellent analogy to American Politics, citing the identity groups that sprang up around Obama in the 2008 election.

Watch it below:

Speaking of Europe and multiculturalism, Sweden is at a crossroads. Although usually hailed by progressives as a standard for society, the political system in Sweden is breaking down.

Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard of the Gatestone Institute wrote this yesterday:

Sweden: From “Humanitarian Superpower” to Failed State

As Europe braces itself for new terror attacks, its political establishments face a choice: Will they finally start listening to their citizens’ growing concerns over Muslim mass immigration and the spread of political Islam, or will they dig in and try to perpetuate decades of failed multicultural policies?

Sweden, perhaps leading the way, seems to have chosen the latter. As part of the country’s so-called December Agreement, six of the eight political parties represented in parliament (Riksdagen) have simply decided to exclude the Sweden Democrats [SD] — the only party to oppose mass immigration and defend Swedish culture — from the parliamentary process…

On the surface, Sweden’s democratic institutions are intact, but from now on they are a hollow shell. The December Agreement introduces what may be labeled a dual parliamentary system. The official parliament, Riksdagen, remains in place, but in the shadows lurks the real parliament, made up of the seven party leaders — all the way from the ex-communists (Vänsterpartiet) to the conservatives (Moderaterna). This back-room assembly conducts its deliberations in secret and protected from public scrutiny. From time to time, it will present its decisions to the Riksdag. As the seven parties make up 300 of the 349 members, the Riksdag will, of course, give its assent.

The new system may also be described as a consensual dictatorship.

No wonder “Sweden ever so quickly has gone from so-called anti-Zionism to open anti-Semitism”.

Update 1-20-2015 by WAJ: A controversy has developed over whether “no-go zones” exist or if that terminology is correct. Steve Emerson in particular has come under criticism. The controversy is examined in European ‘No-Go’ Zones: Fact or Fiction? by the Gatestone Institute. The bottom line, it depends on what you mean by “no-go zone.”

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