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Paris Reportedly to Sue FOX News for Non-Muslim ‘No-Go Zones'

© AP Photo / Lionel Bonaventure, PoolAnne Hidalgo
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN that the city was going to sue FOX News for reports about “no-go zones” for non-Muslims in Paris.


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WASHINGTON, January 21 (Sputnik) — Paris intends to sue FOX News for running reports, claiming that areas of the city are “no-go zones” for non-Muslims, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Tuesday.

"When we're insulted, and when we've had an image, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed. The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced,” Hidalgo told CNN, responding to a question about FOX News reports that claimed parts of Paris are “no-go zones” for non-Muslims.

FOX recently ran a series of segments that suggested certain areas in Paris and England were under Sharia law, “where police are fearful to work,” CNN reported. The FOX segments, according to CNN, were “widely mocked and challenged as inaccurate, particularly by French media outlets.”

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On Saturday Julie Banderas and at least two other FOX news anchors issued apologies for the erroneous reporting, clips of which can be found on FOX’s website. FOX made some “regrettable errors” regarding Europe’s Muslim community, especially with regard to England and France, Banderas said.

“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 was 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,” the FOX news host explained.

The FOX segments come on the heels of three terrorist attacks, involving Islamic radicals that killed 17 people in the Paris area within the past two weeks. On January 7, terrorists attacked the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper office, killing 12, while the following day a French female police officer was killed. On Friday, gunman killed four hostages in a kosher supermarket.

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