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Fox News pundit calls Birmingham 'totally Muslim' city, sparks satirical tweets

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In the wake of the tragic incidents in France, self-proclaimed terrorism expert Steve Emerson was called upon to share his gems of wisdom on US news channel Fox News.

He gifted the audience with a few outlandish claims and tall tales about Muslims in Europe.

Mr Emerson proclaimed on Sunday: "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, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to religious Muslim attire."

This, of course, is total nonsense.

According to 2011 census data, just over 20 per cent of the people in the UK city identified themselves as Muslims.




While Mr Emerson has since apologised, his comments have spawned a host of hilarious #foxnewsfacts




Here are some of the funniest #foxnewsfacts on Twitter.






Sources: The Guardian, The Independent, CNN