De Pasquale’s Dozen with Raheem Kassam, Author of 'No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You'

Lisa De Pasquale
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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 12:01 AM
De Pasquale’s Dozen with Raheem Kassam, Author of 'No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You'

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that the mainstream media have a short attention span and an agenda that doesn’t care about the real security threats of the nation.

In his new book, No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You, Breitbart London Editor Raheem Kassam tackles the dangers that he’s already seen in Europe – Sharia Law governing neighborhoods and towns and local police staying away. Kassam has a unique perspective on the issue. He writes, “Separating emotion from this debate is difficult, especially for someone like me, born and raised in a Muslim family, who still has many practicing Muslim friends and family. That’s why data was the key to writing this book. It allowed me to assess this situation objectively and see what most participants in the debate ignore or cover up.”

Even though the mainstream media doesn’t want to cover this issue, the evidence is clear that people are hungry for the information. No Go Zones shot up the Amazon bestsellers list. Even if the media isn’t paying attention, hopefully our elected leaders are before it’s too late. 

The De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures, free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions. 

1. What's your favorite movie line and to whom would you like to say it?

My favorite movie line is from The Godfather: “Michael: How bad do you think it's gonna be? Clemenza: Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other Families will line up against us. That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one.” I would say it to Paul Ryan.

2. Tell me about your favorite teacher and how he or she influenced your life.

My favorite teacher was my high school English teach, Mr. Inson. I credit him for fostering my fierce individuality, cultivating my imagination, and developing my creativity.   

3. If you could be paid to do anything besides your current job, what would it be?

If I could be paid to do anything, I would be the King of England, not for any narcissistic or self-interested reasons, but quite simply because I believe monarchy is the only divine form of government.

4. What canceled show would you put back on the air?

HBO’s Newsroom. 

5. What's your current “guilty pleasure” television show?

I don’t really have a guilty pleasure television show right now, but I am watching How I Met Your Mother for the second time.

6. What’s the best present you ever received as a child?

Hands down, my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. My mother had them shipped over from France as they were completely sold out in England.

7. What’s the best present you ever gave?

My presence obviously.

8. What advice do you remember your mother or father giving you?

My parents instilled in me a drive for excellence. They told me to never accept the status quo. I have tried to live my life by that.

9. If you hosted a late night show, who would be your guests and band?

Well, George Soros and Jean Raspail for sure. My band would be Fall Out Boy.

10. What books are on your summer reading list?

“No Go Zones” by me, “Planet Ponzi” by Mitch Feierstein, “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh, and “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac.

11. What would you like tomorrow's headline to say?

Steve Bannon Appointed God-Emperor of the World

12. Tell me about the moment you decided to enter the political arena.

I always come back to a single defining moment. I was at university studying politics when I decided to attend an Islamic Society meeting on campus. As I was walking up the steps, some other students stopped me and warned me not to enter. They said that the Islamic Society was showing pictures and videos from the September 11th attacks to applause and cheers. In that moment, I was faced with the radical ideology of our enemy, and this is why I do what I do, this is why I write.