Gee whiz, this was all downplayed by all the media, including this publication (The Local) as being non-existent, and those of us who dared claim otherwise were only fear mongering and acting out of deep seated bigotry.
What’s in question here are North African and M.E. Muslims enforcing their Islamic norms on the streets of Paris.
Protest over “no-go zone for women” in Paris immigrant district
The district, whose streets are usually lined with large groups of young men of African and Arab origin, is located around La Chapelle metro station on the border of the 10th and 18th arrondissements in the northeast of the French capital.
The current row over the alleged no-gone zone echoes a controversy widely reported by French and foreign press late last year, when a bar in the Paris suburb of Sevran was accused of being one of many public places in the area where women were effectively banned.
Now the issue has moved almost into the city centre.