Continuing Fox’s tradition of questionable terror “experts,” guest commentator Nolan Peterson claimed in a recent segment that Muslim “no-go zones” are turning Paris into “Afghanistan.”
“There are 741 no-go zones throughout France, and they’re located in these ghettos that have formed around the major cities,” Peterson told Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck this weekend. “There are basically neighborhoods where French Muslims have coalesced because they can’t find housing or economic opportunity within the major French cities.”
“It was pretty scary. I’ve been to Afghanistan and Iraq and Kashmir, India, and at times, it felt like that, those places in these no-go zones,” he continued. “You see young men wearing Osama bin Laden T-shirts in a hookah shop. I saw a speech by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was leading an insurgency against American troops in Iraq at the time.”
“Would you go as far as to say ‘no-go zones’ should be a ‘no’?” Hasselbeck asked.
“Oh, they should definitely not allow those to exist,” Peterson replied. “We didn’t allow Afghanistan to exist as a no-go zone of Islamist recruitment after 9/11, and that’s essentially what the French are letting happen in their own country, are places where Islamists can freely recruit, without any danger of prosecution, young disaffected Muslims into their ranks.”
Last week, another Fox terror analyst Steve Emerson claimed that the entire British city of Birmingham was “totally Muslim” and that “non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.” As a result, Twitter (many Britains included) punished Emerson mercilessly using the hashtag #foxnewsfacts.
According to Snopes, the so-called “no-go zones” first mentioned by Emerson are a completely made-up story.
Watch Patterson’s interview on Fox in the video below: