Paris to sue Fox News after anti-Muslim claims attacked their honor

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo (above) announced in an interview on Tuesday that the city would be suing FOX News

FOX News has come under international fire with the revelation that the network has made a very unlikely, yet highly powerful, new foe – the city of Paris.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo sat down for her first international interview since the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack on Tuesday, telling Christiane Amanpour that it was her intent to go after the polarizing news organization for ‘attacking the honor and the image’ of the city in statements made in the wake of this tragedy.

More specifically, the decision by the network to introduce the anti-Muslim myth that Paris, and most of Europe, had become filled with areas they referred to as ‘no go zones,’ which were off limits to everyone but Muslims – including police and government officials — and governed by Sharia law…

France is making a big mistake. There are no-go zones, although term goes not mean that they are completely off limits to everyone else. But they are dangerous and police must take special precautions.

It is not something any government wants to admit. For example, such zones also exist in Karachi, Pakistan. A news site found out from police sources. It was not advertised, needless to say.

Where law enforcers fear to tread: The entry fee for these spots of Karachi may be your life: Shortly after the armed forces launched the Kalosha II operation in South Waziristan back in 2004, the crocodiles lazing in the murky natural pond in Manghopir got new neighbours. Suddenly, they weren’t the most dangerous residents of the area.

Embedded in the increased influx of Mehsud tribesmen coming to Karachi were militants who settled in Pakhtun-dominated areas of the city, attempting to blend in unnoticed. They would soon go on to disrupt the life of the city’s residents – including the crocodiles at Hazrat Khawaja Hassan’s shrine, which was closed for over a month following the bomb attack in 2010 on Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine.

“First, the hunters – the law enforcers – used to only get hurt when they dared to put their hands in the den of the lions, the militants. Now it seems as if the lions have come out of the den and are stalking the hunters themselves,” DSP Qamar Ahmed told The Express Tribune.

The militants, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members, now have an iron grip over parts of the city, including Sohrab Goth, Manghopir and Ittehad Town. Over the years, they made increasingly brazen attacks, including one on Sohrab Goth police station on January 29 this year…

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