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#FoxNewsFacts: 'Terrorism expert' causes social media frenzy

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By Sarah Taylor
#FoxNewsFacts: 'Terrorism expert' causes social media frenzy

“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.”

These are the words of self-proclaimed ‘terrorism expert’ Steven Emerson, during an interview with Fox News. However, according to Birmingham City Council, Muslims make up 21.8% of the population of Britain’s second largest city.

Emerson went on to say:
“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.”

Emerson’s comments have provoked a frenzy of ironic responses on Twitter, under the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts.

Here is a selection of our favourites.

Steven Emerson runs an organisation called The Investigative Project on Terrorism. He has since apologised for his remarks, which he conceded were “totally in error”.