- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Tuesday she plans to sue Fox News after the network erroneously reported on supposed “no-go zones” in the city for non-Muslims.

“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,” Ms. Hidalgo told CNN. “The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced.”

Her comments come after Fox News ran multiple reports describing areas of Paris and England that are governed by Sharia law.

“Fox & Friends,” for example, displayed an apparent map of the “no-go zones” in Paris. On another show, a guest identified as a security expert claimed that Birmingham, England, is a “totally Muslim city where non-Muslims don’t go in,” CNN reported.

The network has since apologized for making “regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe — particularly with regard to England and France.”

But the damage was apparently already done. A spokesperson for the city of Parisconfirmed to CBS News that they plan to sue Fox News for tarnishing “the honor and image of Paris.”



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