Fox News Claims Birmingham is a "No-Go Zone" Ruled by Muslims

By Gary Cutlack on at

A "terrorism analyst" has told the US that Birmingham is a separate country within a country, controlled by Muslims, that run it as a "totally Muslim" city where non-Muslims don't go. Which confused anyone with even a passing knowledge of the city.

Here's the actual Fox News report, in which our second city is described as being "off limits" to non-Muslims by the bonkers US news network, in what's quite clearly an enormous lie by someone hoping not to get rumbled:

This madness triggered much internet hilarity over the weekend, with the Twitter hashtag #FoxNewsFacts coming into life to inform the people of the world about Birmingham and its most famous residents in a not entirely factual manner -- much like Fox News itself.

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The expert himself has now apologised for being caught out completely making things up on television, with the BBC reporting him to have said: "I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry ... My comments about Birmingham were totally in error." [Mashable]