If anybody on Twitter hasn’t been alerted to #foxnewsfacts, type it in and improve your life.
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News TV channel kicked off the trend with the following sensational revelation:
For clarity, the man said: “And in Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in. And 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.”
Inevitably, the presentation of this information as fact led to the proliferation of more #foxnewsfacts, some of which follow:
Fans of Birmingham City Football Club worship at the Blues Mosque. (Clive Peedell)
English real ale is bottled upside down so crowncork top can be banged on workhouse floor to check seal and create some bubbles. (Julian Bray UK)
The English City of Ba’ath is dedicated to the overthrow of the state of Israel. (Bernie Banter)
Fox News reports people taking to the streets of Birmingham, holding signs reading JE SUIS BENNY. (Neil Mossey)
The south west is the only place white people live now. (Goddessdeeva)
Mullah Jasper El Carrot. He has ruled Birmingham for decades. (Craig Chez)
Jules R pointed out: “Just you lot wait until Fox News find out there’s a place called The Black Country.”
A particular favourite of this writer was the claim that Bristol is entirely submerged, which led Yr Obdt Srvt to tweet that his own parents are turning into dolphins.
There is already a petition asking the Mayor of Birmingham to let non-Muslims back into the city. It reads:
“Today international ‘terrorism’ expert Steven Emerson astoundingly revealed to Fox News the literally incredible information that, ‘in Britain, it’s not just no-go zones – there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally muslim, where non-muslims just simply don’t go in’.
“Most people in Britain had no idea that non-muslims no longer ‘just simply go in’ to Birmingham and other cities in the UK (Emerson did not yet state which other cities he is referring to). Birmingham had loads of non-muslims in the last time I was there, so this is a real shock.
“We call upon the city of Birmingham and other non-specified British cities to once again allow non-muslims to roam their streets.
“[edit: it’s a shame to have to add this bit, because it spoils the joke a bit – but for the avoidance of doubt, this is a satirical petition. I know that Birmingham is a diverse city and that everyone is welcome there as in all other cities in the UK. Fox News’ so-called ‘expert’ apparently does not.]”
There is a more sinister aspect to this. It could be suggested that, by making these claims on a major news channel, the Murdoch media is trying to stir up internecine unrest in the United Kingdom. This is, of course, illegal.
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