An American Has Described Manchester As A 'Hotbed Of Islamic Radicals'
But Mancs had the perfect response
Manchester has been labelled a “hotbed of Islamic radicals” but a contributor to the right-wing American news channel Fox.
Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera took to social media in the hours after the Manchester Arena attack - which is still being investigated by police - to say our city was linked to the Westminster attack.
"Many terrorists arrested in mowing down of pedestrians outside Westminster London in March were from Manchester – hotbed of Islamic radicals,” he tweeted.
The Westminster attack was actually carried out by Khalid Masood, a Muslim convert from Kent who had been living in the West Midlands.
Many terrorists arrested in mowing down of pedestrians outside Westminster London in March were from #Manchester hotbed of Islamic radicals— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 22, 2017
#Manchester kids formerly into gangs and guns are now being recruited, converted & radicalized by Islamofascist preachers of hate— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 22, 2017
#Manchester site of this latest mass murder-is hotbed of radicalized Islamists-most of them British-born & Christian-born young minority men— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 23, 2017
He got the response he deserved, quite frankly.
Who is this absolute barmcake idiot?— Dr Vicky Forster (@vickyyyf) May 23, 2017
Actually, Manchester was the hotbed for a thriving music scene from the 70s through the 90s. Home of the Manchester club scene <Actual facts— Robert Stribley (@stribs) May 23, 2017
As someone tweeting from Manchester right now, I can conform that this is a massive, massive lie.— Matt AVFC (@everysongsung) May 23, 2017
That doesn't sound like the place I'm from you reaction seeking numpty— Nicholas Orford (@NickHOrford) May 23, 2017
We're hoping that comments like this which are meant to divide our amazing city will only help to unite us.