Steve Emerson, the founder of a group called The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), issued an apology on Twitter for the "terrible error" he made about the "beautiful city of Birmingham" in the UK during an appearance on Fox News Friday night. According to his website, "Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to US government and law enforcement agencies, members of Congress and congressional committees."
My comments on FoxNews about Birmingham were totally inaccurate. Birmingham, please accept my apology; I was wrong.— InvestigativeProject (@TheIPT) January 12, 2015
STEVE EMERSON, "TERRORISM ANALYST": You basically have zones where Sharia courts are set up -- Muslim density is very intense -- and where it is basically a separate country almost, within a country.
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO, FOX NEWS: You know what it sounds like? Like a caliphate inside a particular country.
STEVE EMERSON: It certainly does sound like that, it is almost the prescription they are asking Israel to do -- set up a separate state within a state. Except they're not recognizing and dealing with it. I got in a Twitter fight with the French ambassador who denied there are any such things as no-go zones," except on the French official website says they are, it actually has a map of them.
So, and in Britain it is not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslims simply don't go in. In parts of London there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and wound seriously anyone who doesn't dress according to religious Muslim attire.
According to Wikipedia, the British city of Birmingham has a sizable Muslim minority, but is anything but a "totally muslim" city. Between the 2001 and 2011 censuses, the proportion of Christians in Birmingham decreased from 59.1% to 46.1%, while the proportion of Muslims increased from 14.3% to 21.8%"