However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, he did not resile from his assertion that there were Muslim “no-go” areas in Britain, and specifically in London, as well as asserting that there were many more such areas in France and Germany. While Emerson was guarding his sources carefully, it is not difficult to see where he might be looking. And where he might be looking starts right here in the UK.
Not prejudiced against Muslims at all
Gatestone also talks about “The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets”, the exact same pejorative title used by Andrew “Transcription Error” Gilligan in one of his many Muslim bashing exercises. The Gatestone post on “no-go” areas uses the word “Londonistan” to describe the capital. This equally pejorative term was coined by another of their sources, Melanie “not just Barking but halfway to Upminster” Phillips.
Definitely not fair and balanced
Both these less than august beings have been there: Gilligan told that “I was offered the ‘Muslim patrol’ story in Tower Hamlets, where self-proclaimed ‘Muslim vigilantes’ filmed themselves verbally abusing and intimidating a gay man. Perhaps wrongly, I didn’t use it”, while Mel talked rather earlier of “Another no-go area in Londonistan”. But Gatestone has a yet more potent source of prejudicial drivel.
Bigotry? He wouldn't dream of it. Asterisk
And that source, whose work the Institute promotes alongside that of people like Geert Wilders, is Douglas Murray, who two years ago told of “No-go Britain” at the Spectator, once again flogging the story of a few self-appointed thugs in east London for rather more than it was worth. On the same magazine’s website, he also passed severely adverse comment on the birth rate in Muslim communities.