By Jane Fae
How we laughed, this weekend when Fox News security ‘expert’ Steve Emerson made his ludicrous claim that Birmingham was a “Muslim-only city”. But strip away the laughter and what remains is a deeply dangerous thesis, rapidly gaining purchase in the US as established fact, that Europe is being progressively colonised by Muslims following some Islamic master plan.
With the repetition of this absurd canard by Nigel Farage yesterday, again on Fox News, it is now clear that this myth is spreading. It has jumped the Atlantic pond and, unless we are very careful, is about to infect our own politics with the same toxic mix of half-truth and downright ignorance.
Emerson’s central claim, made in a slightly less-publicised interview on Fox on January 7th alongside host and conservative commentator Sean Hannity, is breath-taking in its scope. He told Hannity:
"Throughout Europe, Sean, you have ‘no-go zones’. When I was in Brussels a year ago when I asked the police to take me to theRead More »from The myth of Muslim no-go areas is being used to turn us against one another