Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) was widely ridiculed Monday when he slammed so-called Muslim “no-go zones” during a speech to a conservative London think tank. He made the statement even after the term had forced Fox News to disavow it no less than four times.
A terrorism expert for the network, Steven Emerson, had injected the term into the national and international conversation earlier this month when he said "there are actual cities like Birmingham [England] that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don't go in." The backlash was swift and Emerson issued an apology.
It would take Fox News a week to issue four separate corrections for its coverage of so-called Muslim "no-go zones" and admit there was “no credible information” to support the notion that there were areas in Europe that excluded anyone based solely on their religion.
So where did Jindal's debunked, anti-Islam talking point come from? Here's a brief history of the myth.
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