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Fox News has drawn the mocking ire of Twitter after one of its commentators claimed that Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city is entirely under Muslim control.
During an interview on the conservative news station, security pundit Steven Emerson said: “And 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”.
“And parts of London,” he added, “there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire.
“So there’s a situation that Western Europe is not dealing with.”
Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the UK would know that Emerson’s assertions are completely spurious. It was inevitable that his assertions would result in some fairly substantial mocking, with the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts trending globally.
Here are some of our favourite tweets using the hashtag:
— Rabeb Othmani (@Rabeb_Othmani) January 11, 2015
— Lindsey Alder (@linds_alder) January 12, 2015
— Ed Miliband (@EdMilibuddha) January 12, 2015
— Hameer (@flippedupp) January 12, 2015
Sharia law is now in place throughout Britain. The sherif of Nottingham has been killed, & the king of Cornwall arrested #foxnewsfacts
— Dave Porter (@KaangRaangDave) January 12, 2015
— Bissmah Mehmud (@bissmahmehmud) January 12, 2015
— Darcy Byrne (@MayorDarcy) January 12, 2015
— jonny lear (@jonny_lear) January 12, 2015
— Amar (@m1_ama) January 12, 2015
On my way to Birmingham to drop my son off at Uni. Worried we'll both get radicalised… #FoxNewsFacts
— JKF (@junkshopdays) January 12, 2015
In Nottingham workers aren't paid. A local outlaw robs from company bosses and then gives it to the poor workers #FoxNewsFacts
— Ady Turton (@slim_ady) January 12, 2015
— Philip Hawkins (@Iudex_phil) January 12, 2015
— …david jones (@_dpaj) January 12, 2015
— Rob Wood (@RobWoodWasHere) January 12, 2015
— RJ Morgan (@RJMorgan15) January 11, 2015
— Emily Davis (@EmilyZDavis) January 11, 2015
— Paul Connolly (@PaulConnolly10) January 11, 2015
— Rob (@rotster) January 11, 2015
— Simon Williamson (@simonwillo) January 11, 2015
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) January 11, 2015
— BBC Free Speech (@BBCFreeSpeech) January 11, 2015
— Raftastic (@raf234) January 11, 2015