PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 16:  Members of the public view candles and tributes left opposite the main entrance of Bataclan concert hall as French police lift the cordon following Fridays terrorist attacks on November 16, 2015 in Paris, France. A Europe-wide one-minute silence was held at 12pm CET today in honour of at least 129 people who were killed last Friday in a series of terror attacks in the French capital.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Veiled Fate of Europe

Croissant pouvre is a French term for the suburbs least likely to be settled by the European middle classes. Translated literally, it means ‘poor crescent’. This description has nothing to do with the perennial breakfast favourite — it is a word-play on the origin and favoured symbol of the majority of residents in these suburbs. Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin – most large European cities have these ‘no-go’ areas, which also have another description – ‘zones sans-droit’: zones without law. Simply put, the law of the land does not apply. Instead, Sharia is firmly in control. France has about 30 zones sans-droit, all of which share three characteristics.

h/t Marvin

  • ismiselemeas

    I love a fresh croissant. Every time there’s yet another atrocity perpetuated by the religion of peace I stroll down to my local boulangerie and celebrate the victory at Vienna safe in the knowledge that it’s only a matter of time before we revisit that savoury period of European history. I anticipate a similar result.

  • Hard Little Machine

    French schools are dreadfully understaffed because teachers are fleeing the profession. They are sick and tired of being physically assaulted, attacked, raped, threatened with death by their own students. French schools have become Thunderdome.

  • Shebel

    I can understand why Black people are attracted to Islam.