Fox News Apologizes For Guest’s Claims About Muslim ‘No-Go Zones’

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January 18, 2015 4:19 p.m.

Fox News on Saturday issued a correction and apologized for claims made by a guest who appeared on the network multiple times.

The network specifically corrected terror expert Steve Emerson’s claim that there are “no-go zones” in Europe “where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

“Over the course of this last week, we have made some regrettable errors on-air regarding the Muslim population in Europe — particularly with regard to England and France,” Fox News anchor Julie Banderas said on Saturday. “Now, this applies especially to discussions of so-called ‘no-go zones,’ areas where non-Muslims allegedly aren’t allowed in and police supposedly won’t go. To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country, and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion.”

“There are certainly areas of high crime in Europe, as there are in the United States and other countries where police and visitors enter with caution,” she continued. “We deeply regret the errors and apologize to any and all who may have taken offense, including the people of France and England.”

According to CNN, Fox News apologized for the errors four times on Saturday for four different claims about Muslims.

Watch Banderas’ apology via Media Matters:

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