Jennifer G Andrade
Katie Hopkins offends Muslims with a series of Islamophobic tweets about Ramadan. Although she is known for her controversy Hopkins appears to have gone too far with her latest Twitter rant.
The 39-year-old former reality TV star, columnist and apprentice wannabe, tweeted on the first day of Ramadan on June 29, “Ramadan typically brings a spike in violence in the Middle East. I get grumpy when I don’t eat – but I don’t blow things up. Religion of peace?”
But she didn’t stop there, the mother of three then went to compare Ramadan to the trendy 5:2 diet saying: “if we take 5:2 as a basic idea, what is the ratio of Ramadan? 18:6? ”
Needless to say, Twitter users were quick to react, “Katie Hopkins. Islam is no Religion on Peace you say? I’m tempted to insult you, but falter because it’s Ramadan. You mentioned peace?”
Another added: “Oh dear how could I’ve not expected Katie Hopkins to make a ridiculous comment on Ramadan.”
Hopkins then went on attacking Islam, by posting a picture of a cake, captioning the picture with “Here we are my friends enjoying Ramadan. Another juicy cake for you.”
It wasn’t long before Hopkins was hit with more insults “You should start fasting as well!!!!! It will help you reduce the double chin.”
Another comment said: “Sometimes your opinions are on point but can you please just let people have their own beliefs without being unnecessarily rude.”
The TV personality seems rather amused by all the hatred she was attracting, “Angry people, please crack on with your diets and stop asking Allah to forgive me. I am beyond redemption.” She tweeted on June 30.
Hopkins then thanked her ‘fans’ for all their support, “Thank You for all your terribly kind support today-as ever. Sometimes it takes a woman to man up and tell it how it is.”
But there was no sign of an apology from Hopkins. In fact, she continued to insult Muslims.
A day later on July 1 asking her followers, “I am told there is a special place for me in hell. Can I just check – does it have free wifi?”
It’s not the first time Hopkins spouted bigoted opinions. In May she was forced to deny she was a racist when she dubbed “travellers” and “gypsies”, as “ferrel humans[sic]” (yes, she misspelt feral) that “we have no duty to”.
She also went on to lambast schools for introducing cultural assemblies to educate children about the traveller lifestyle and threw in a few source less figures about taxpayers’ money and how much of it we’re probably not haemorrhaging over their existence.
While many aimed abuse at Hopkins yet again, one Twitter user had a more effective approach, writing: “Muslims should continue to focus on our prayers. Ramadan is our time to perfect our faith. Let’s not get distracted. Pray for Katie Hopkins.”