British Columnist Targeted by Police for Telling Men of the West to Demand Action Against Terrorism
After the horrific bombing in Manchester Monday night, Katie Hopkins, a columnist for Daily Mail Online, tweeted a call for men of the West to stand up for their families and demand action from the powers that be to combat terrorists. Hopkins named no group, named no individual, but her tweet was immediately tagged by a leftist insistent that Hopkins was inciting racial hatred. The leftist then alerted the Metropolitan Police, who stated they would tell specialist officers to review and assess what Hopkins had tweeted.
This is the response from the Met Police to the slaughter of our children in Manchester pic.twitter.com/6VwTMk9mew— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 23, 2017
After the bombing, Hopkins was enraged, and she voiced her anger on Twitter:
Islamic terrorists laugh at us as 'WE STAND UNITED'. Just makes us an easier target to hit #Manchester— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 23, 2017
Four years to the day since Lee Rigby. Warned on twitter. Our children slaughtered. HOW DARE YOU TELL US WE STAND UNITED. pic.twitter.com/s9iILLUqN5— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 23, 2017
Hopkins also issued a tweet aimed at Good Morning Britain host Phillip Schofield in which she called for a “final solution” to the problem of terrorism, eliciting condemnation from those who believed she was referencing the “Final Solution” the Nazis promulgated to murder millions of Jews in the Holocaust.
Hopkins quickly amended the tweet to read “true solution.”
On March 26, Hopkins had delivered an impassioned monologue on the air in which she responded to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech after the deadly Westminster attack in which May said, “We know the threat from Islamist terrorism is very real. But while the public should remain utterly vigilant, they should not – and will not – be cowed by this threat.”
What I'd love to hear from you, and love to hear articulated, are some of the very angry voices, that think I am wrong. That believe I am wrong for saying the things I've said. That think I'm wrong for saying “Yes, our country is a little cowed, our country is a little sad.” Not because of this one incident, not because of this one horrible man, who mowed down individuals, mowed down a mother on her way to pick up her children. Two children, 11 and eight, just like my own girls. You know, girls waiting at school for their mum, just to come around the corner. Getting their spelling books, getting their PE kits, rounding up their blazers, sorting themselves out, to go out and meet their mum - who never came. And you tell me “you carry on.” You tell me “we're united.” You put up there, Phillip Schofield, that as an act of defiance, you walked across Westminster Bridge? You are pathetic. You are pathetic. You walked across a bridge, you walked down a pavement? . . . The terrorists in this country have made it so that you now believe walking down a pavement, is brave. You now believe doing the things you always did, is somehow resilient? You now believe, just because you're still continent, what you're still doubly continent? Does that make you not cowed. Does that make us united? No it does not. This country is not united, you can stand there, just outside this building, you can see how cross I am, I'm really, really cross, in Leicester Square, you stand there in Trafalgar Square, with your little tea lights. You stand there with your hash tags. You stand there and make hearts up to the heavens, because you know ants do, when a few of them are stood on? The rest crack on like normal and wait for the next footstep to fall. My challenge to you; is that's exactly what we're doing to society, we're carrying on. We are in denial. Now if you think that makes you not cowed, I say you're the fool.