Parts of Europe and other First World countries where the government has no control and immigrant populations, often Muslim, create their own zones of authority for a state within a state. These are places where the rule of law doesn't exist, but Sharia police and Islamic court do. The left and its media outlets insist that no such places exist and that they're a myth created by Islamophobes.
Now their own heroine is admitting the truth.
Despite evidence of the existence of areas in Western countries, European leaders and left-wing media commentators have long denied, and sometimes even mocked, those who claim that no-go zones exist.
But Merkel, who won Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2015 in part because of her open-borders stance, mentioned their existence in an interview this week with German broadcaster n-tv as she called for a zero-tolerance policy on crime.
She said that people have a right to feel safe when they meet in public places. When asked to clarify, she specified that she was talking about no-go zones.
“It means for example that there cannot be any no-go areas, that there cannot be areas where no-one dares to go but there are such places,” she said. “One has to call them by name and do something about it.”
One does. One does indeed. Instead of throwing out "Wir Schaffen Das" and covering up the consequences.
But Merkel, like most European leaders, isn't interested in doing anything meaningful about it. There will be talk of a crackdown followed by little in the way of results. The massive migration makes no-go-zones inevitable and there is no realistic possibility for the integration that Euro elites talk up under those conditions.
By opening the door to mass migration, Merkel made no-go-zones inevitable and while referencing them is a tiny step forward, it will otherwise be meaningless.
The only meaningful outcome here is that we'll finally be able to cite Merkel's own admission next time the left runs one of its "fact checks" and claims that they don't exist.