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.
Manchester Muslim doctors working through the night, Manchester Muslim taxi drivers taking people home for free. You don't know Manchester. https://t.co/C8yXe7u0jw— Glenn Kitson (@Glenn_Kitson) May 23, 2017
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.