Police probe over Katie Hopkins' "repulsive" rape tweet

By Gareth Dennison | 04/03/2016 0 comments

Police probe over Katie Hopkins' 'repulsive' rape tweet

A TWEET by Katie Hopkins claiming Muslim men raping white women is “consistent” with Islamic teaching is being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police.

The controversial columnist (pictured) made the comment last Friday after prison sentences totalling 102 years were given following the Rotherham child sex abuse trial.

National group Tell MAMA, which records anti-Muslim incidents, lodged a formal complaint after receiving “numerous” calls from the public.

Founder and director Fiyaz Mughal said: “This is the modus operandi of Hopkins. She is playing to a specific audience and trying to elicit responses from it, by being far more stereotypical of Muslims.

“So, suggesting that people should be afraid of Muslims, she links the followers of Islam to paedophilic tendencies at a time when the Rotherham grooming scandal has just returned verdicts.

“She is in effect, playing dog whistle politics and suggesting that nearly three million of our fellow citizens are a threat. Lock up your white daughters is her chant.”

He added: “This is repulsive and bigoted and has no place in social comments in 2016.”

The Met Police confirmed a complaint had been received on Sunday. “As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers,” he added.

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