Birmingham : Europe’s No-Go Zone

This is the most hilarious thing on the internet in a long time, once I got over the shock. Steve Emerson of Fox News has stated that there are officially a number no-go zones in Europe, in particular – Birmingham. Apparently the non-Muslims that live in Birmingham are living their lives in fear. Well I tell you now from Europe’s no-go zone, that Fox News has broadcast complete and utter bollocks.

As a lot of my readers may have heard or seen this story I need to tell you, I feel more uneasy when the British National Party are out in force than when I see a student wearing a hijab, or a young man in a thobe on his way home from the mosque. There may be some areas, Small Heath or Spark Hill for instance where the Muslim population is much higher than other ethnicities, but it doesn’t make people avoid it. I was chatting with my Daniel about whether everyday Muslims (the non-extremists) are fearful now of people saying things in the street, I bristle when I think about it.

It’s true that when you leave your house you could be in uncountable states of danger, from falling down the stairs to a car accident to a random armed robbery. Now as a white woman – living and working in Birmingham – being a victim of Muslim extremism is more or less the last thing on my mind when I get in the car to go to work, or when I pop down to Tescoes for tomatoes.

I really fail to understand where this “terrorism expert” got his information – religious police patrolling some areas of London, areas of Western Europe are closed off completely due to Muslim extremism? Well, the Brummies and Brits of the internet have at least had some fun with it, and some of these are hilarious. All courtesy of Buzzfeed News, I especially love the cricket player guarding the gates!

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Apology from Steven Emerson

Silly Steve Emerson has since apologised very publically and he seems genuinely ashamed, and to make amends he is now planning to make a donation to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. But as there are a lot of people out there that will just blindly believe him, please feel free to sign this petition to ask him to put it right on TV :

https://www.change.org/p/fox-news-on-air-apology-to-the-people-of-birmingham-uk-for-saying-non-muslims-can-not-enter-our-beloved-multi-cultural-city?just_created=true

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5 thoughts on “Birmingham : Europe’s No-Go Zone

  1. There are tons of Americans believing that Obama wasn’t born in the US, that the process of evolution doesn’t exist, etc. So, some will also believe this. Good for B’ham Children’s Hospital 😉

  2. I love that he said, “Europe is finished!” Just hilarious and ridiculous. I think news in the US is all about who can make up silly or extreme phrases like “no-go zone” to generate buzz rather than the, probably less exciting, factual news.

    • During the Sydney cafe siege in December one of the headlines on an American news channel in our hotel room stated “Sydney siege : Direct attack on United States”. I thought, Really…? 🙂

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