Fox News mocked after guest says Birmingham is ‘totally Muslim’
The comments sparked a flurry of mocking memes on social media
The British city of Birmingham is a “totally Muslim” place where “non-Muslims just simply don’t go,” a supposed terrorism expert told Fox News this week, sparking a flurry of mocking memes on social media.
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Steve Emerson’s statements led the Twitter hashtag #foxnewsfacts to trend worldwide as social media users poked fun at the comments.
“In Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in,” he said.
“Parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire,” he added before stating that in Birmingham “Muslim density is very intense … the police don’t go in, and where it’s basically a separate country almost, a country within a country.”
Show host Jeanine Pirro replied: “You know what it sounds like to me, Steve? It sounds like a caliphate within a particular country.”
The comments led social media users to react jokingly in light of the official statistic that just 21.8% of the city’s population are Muslim, according to the Birmingham City Council.
The Vicar of Dibley was reproduced for transmission in Birmingham as “The Imam of Dudley” #Foxnewsfacts— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) January 11, 2015
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