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Fox News says Paris has Muslim-controlled "no-go zones" like Afghanistan

Well, as you can imagine, French television was unamused by Fox News' reportage. The wonderful French show "Le Petit Journal" investigated for itself, and found, unsurprisingly, that Paris has yet to be taken over by the Taliban.

The host, Yann Barthès, is a real trip. He calls Hasselbeck and her Paris expert "Barbie and Ken."

Also a dining guide to the "No-go zones": tasty and scary

Website Trolls Fox with Restaurant Guide to Paris' All-Muslim `No-Go Zones' | Mediaite

Fox News is being increasingly mocked for its several declarations that various European cities, including Paris, have Muslim-only "no-go zones." (There's no such thing.)

On Thursday, the French television show Le Petit Journal goofed on Fox by sending correspondents to the supposedly impenetrable neighborhoods only to find them slightly less prohibitive than advertised.

The website Paris by Mouth is similarly amused at the claim. "How wonderful for Baghdad if their streets are also filled, as these districts are, with modern bistros, craft breweries, natural wine haunts, vegan cafés, and spots for Philly cheesesteak," the site wrote this week. "Not to mention a place that ranks among the World's 50 Best Restaurants and a bakery that won the Best Baguette in Paris competition."

The site went on to publish a guide to eating and drinking in the Muslim no-go zones, including some joints that were "nearby but not technically under Sharia law."

by Bernard on Mon Jan 19th, 2015 at 07:07:50 AM EST
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