The following is an official response from the council to comments made by a “terrorism expert” on Fox TV in relation to Birmingham:
Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion, Equalities and Community Safety, said: “These curious comments clearly have no foundation, and it’s good to see an apology has been issued.
“Birmingham’s an incredible place, rightly held up as an example of how communities can and do live and thrive together.
“We are amazingly diverse, and that’s one of the things that makes us brilliant. All this fuss is a reminder of how it’s always best to check your facts before getting into a debate.
“Maybe Fox News could come and visit sometime, and see for themselves what a great city we have here?”