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Submitted by Ephraim Lior (United States), Dec 30, 2015 at 00:51

I do not see why would you want to reduce the widely adopted name "NO GO ZONE" by adding the word "PARTIAL". While your tendency for scientific precision could be understood, your pointing to the fact that some people can actually go in does not hold water.

1. The relative inaccuracy of the term NO GO is apparent as some people (Muslims) DO indeed GO into these zones unlike the real NO GO territories contaminated by radioactive mishaps (Chernobyl, Fokushima). This would cancel the need for extra accuracy as these zone would be PARTIAL NO GO even if Muslims only rule was strictly enforces.

2. You have created three groups of people for frivolously deciding whether these zones are PARTIAL or not:
a) - State representatives, b) - Muslims, c) - All others.

Then you decided that if groups a) and c) are excluded then it would be NO GO;
if only group a) is excluded then it's PARTIAL.

This makes your label PARTIAL very subjective. And also you didn't mention here (but did in your earlier piece of 12/2/15) one detail which divides the group c) into two subgroups: plane civilians who in most cases could pass for Muslims, and those who stick out (people wearing a priest's habit, skimpy clothing, or with a kippa, and other unmistaken signes of non-Muslim identity). The fact that the latter subgroup is also unwelcomed into NGZ weakens your label PARTIAL even further.

WIth all respect to your strive for academic accuracy, I wouldn't give to the less scrupulous people one more argument that these zones are not per se NO GO ZONES, referring to D.Pipes' label PARTIAL.

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