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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fox Eats Crow

Remember that report on Fox News about the "no-go zones" for non-Muslims in Paris? And the "report" that the city of Birmingham, in England, is completely Muslim and under sharia law?

Well, Fox spent the week apologizing for that (and how often does that happen?), publicly and on-air. Here's Yann Barthès, of Le Petit Journal, with his reaction to the apologies. You'll remember that it was Barthès who had the most effective commentary on the whole thing. (It's not subtitled, but I think you can get the gist of it fairly easily, even if you don't speak French.)

Here's some more background from Digby on the whole "no-go zones" mantra that's been pushed by Fox (until they were called out by British PM David Cameron, as well as Le Petit Journal). Apparently, Bobby Jindal didn't get the memo. But then, we knew he was an idiot.

I don't know if he's misinformed or lying but this is the kind of lunacy that we are going to be seeing more of. It's obvious that terrorism fear-mongering is back on the menu:

LONDON — In a foreign policy speech delivered Monday in London, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said that in the West, "non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Sharia law as they can without regard for the laws of the democratic countries which provided them a new home."

The Republican governor added that "it is startling to think that any country would allow, even unofficially, for a so-called 'no-go zone'."

And he said this in London, of all places.

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