close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Fox apologizes after pundit's remarks about English city

US broadcaster Fox News has issued at least two on-air apologies for comments made by a pundit who described the English city of Birmingham as "totally Muslim."



London: US broadcaster Fox News has issued at least two on-air apologies for comments made by a pundit who described the English city of Birmingham as "totally Muslim."

The remarks by author Steven Emerson inspired ridicule in Britain and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to label him "a complete idiot." Emerson, who apologized soon after the broadcast, suggested that in Britain "there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslims just simply don't go in."

Census data shows that Britain's second-largest city has 234,411 Muslims, or 22 per cent of Birmingham's population.

Fox News presenter Julie Banderas told viewers yesterday that "we have made some regrettable errors on air, regarding the Muslim population in Europe." Presenter Jeanine Pirro said her guest made factual errors "we wrongly let stand unchallenged."

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India