Remember when Fox News had to retract its comments about Muslim “no-go zones” in Europe after international ridicule? That was so pre-Donald Trump running for president ago!
In addition to his anti-American desire to bar Muslims from entering the United States, Trump has also revived the “no-go zones” myth that was promulgated by a Fox “terrorism expert,” Steve Emerson, who has since been banned from Fox.
From The Guardian:
In a bid to justify his controversial comments that Muslims should be barred from entering the US, Trump had said parts of London and Paris were so “radicalised” – seemingly a reference to Islamist extremism being rife – that police officers were scared.
“Paris is no longer the safe city it was. They have sections in Paris that are radicalised, where the police refuse to go there. They’re petrified. The police refuse to go in there,” he told MSNBC, refusing to name specific neighbourhoods in the city.
He added: “We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives. We have to be very smart and very vigilant.”
The Guardian goes on to note that London's police blasted Trump's remark as have the mayor of London, the prime minister's office and various officials in Paris.
But the Trump cheerleaders on Fox & Friends this morning gave a friendly platform for an English nativist to say otherwise.
KATIE HOPKINS: There are places in the UK that people like me certainly wouldn't want to walk. There are places in the UK that feel like they've completely transformed into Muslim only areas. And we have had groups patrolling the streets to say, 'This is a Muslim area, keep out.' So Britain isn't quite the way that that petition reds.
Watch it below, via Media Matters.