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Daily Mail Commenters Respond To Fox News Saying Birmingham Is 'Totally Muslim'

12/01/2015 12:10 GMT | Updated 13/01/2015 11:59 GMT

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Fox News has been on the receiving end of widespread criticism after an "expert" on their channel claimed Birmingham was a Muslim-only city.

The channel brought Steven Emerson in to talk about terrorism, who said: "There are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don't go in."

News outlets and internet users everywhere were quick to point out that, according to the Office of National Statistics, Birmingham is actually only 21.8% Muslim and 46% of Brummies are Christians.

Emerson also said: "Parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn't dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire."

Despite their usually similar views, even the Daily Mail had a pop at Fox News for Emerson's ridiculous hyperbole.

In a shocking twist, some of the DM's readers actually agreed with Fox News on this one.

We had a look through hundreds of comments and pulled out some of the most horrendous, ignoring the hordes of people saying "their not rong, theirs loads of muslins".

Daily Mail Commenters Agree With Fox News, What A Surprise

Speaking to the Huffington Post, Emerson said:

I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry. My comments about Birmingham were totally in error. And I am issuing an apology and correction on my website immediately for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham. I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources because I should have been much more careful. There was no excuse for making this mistake and I owe an apology to every resident of Birmingham. I am not going to make any excuses. I made an inexcusable error. And I am obligated to openly acknowledge that mistake.

Steve

PS. I intend to make a donation to Birmingham Children's Hospital

Despite this apology, the "expert" still insists that British cities are patrolled by radical Muslim vigilantes.

Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who thinks all Muslims are responsible for terrorism.

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