Fox News 'terror expert' apologises after claiming Birmingham is 'totally Muslim'

Mocking Emerson’s claims, people from all over the world tweeted under the hashtag #foxnewsfacts

Afp/web Desk January 12, 2015
A screengrab of Steve Emerson.

Steve Emerson may be a national security, terrorism and extremism expert but definitely not one on the population of Birmingham.

The American journalist and author sparked controversy as he claimed on Fox News that Birmingham, the metropolitan borough in England, is populated entirely by Muslims.

"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," Emerson claimed.

“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,” he added.

Later, Emerson apologised for his comments, which he said were in 'total error,' but people had already taken to social networking site, Twitter, to express their outrage and disbelief at his ignorance.

Mocking Emerson’s claims, people from all over the world tweeted under the hashtag #foxnewsfacts. Here are some hilarious tweets:

Cameron terms Emerson a “complete idiot”

British Prime Minister David Cameron called the expert, Steven Emerson a "complete idiot".

"When I heard this, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fool's Day. This guy is clearly a complete idiot," Cameron told ITV News.

"What he should do is look at Birmingham and see what a fantastic example it is of bringing people together of different faiths, different backgrounds," he said.


Ali | 6 years ago | Reply

Pople who watch Faux News are old people who are living in 1950s and they are looking forward to the US beating USSR in sending man to the moon.

S!D | 6 years ago | Reply

NSA, you need to revisit your EXPERTS or you may be droning the Muslim populated cities like Birmingham in future. Just saying!

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