The Fox News lie about “no-go zones” where Sharia Law has been imposed and Muslims have full authority has spread like a wildfire throughout the world of right wing infotainment and now the blind are leading the blind.
Conservatives are now being lied to by multiple sources who themselves heard about fictional no-go zones on Fox News.
When a “Washington Watch” caller on Friday told [Family Research Council President] Perkins about no-go zones where Muslims are “doing military-type training in Virginia and New York,” which he “heard on Bryan Fischer[’s]” radio show, Perkins said that he had also heard rumors corroborating such allegations.
A concerned caller says he heard about the no-go zones on Bryan Fischer’s American Family Association radio show, and Bryan Fischer heard about it from Fox News.
FRC President Tony Perkins then amplifies the claim to a whole new level.
In France, Perkins said, “they have like 700 no-go zones where authorities have allowed Sharia law to be imposed. There are some areas in this country that in effect that has occurred. Dearborn, Michigan, is one of the places, there are some places in Minneapolis, I don’t think it’s as clear cut as what we’ve seen in Europe, it’s been more by the effect that that’s occurred.”
There are no “no-go zones” in France, let alone 700 of them. And, as you might have guessed, there are no military training centers or no-go zones for Muslims in Virginia or New York or Dearborn, Michigan or Minneapolis.
We can point and laugh, which I’ve certainly done my fair share of, including right now, but this is dangerous rhetoric and these are dangerous lies.
The vulnerable and gullible people who truly believe these claims may be heavily armed and certainly motivated by Fox News and Hate Radio to rid the world of a fictional problem.
(cartoon via Tob Tornoe for Media Matters)