LBC radio give Islamophobic, racist Katie Hopkins her own show

Katie Hopkins

London’s LBC radio station has been accused of condoning Islamophobia and racism after giving the renowed extremist media personality Katie Hopkins her own one-off show tomorrow morning Sunday 19th April from 10am to 12pm.

Social media users have been in uproar over the decision to give a platform to a hate-monger. Many have called for a boycott of the radio station and have encouraged protestors to demonstrate outside their studios and put pressure on their advertisers to withdraw their money.

In November 2014 Hopkins was reported to the police after a number of anti-Muslim rants were sent from her Twitter account including one that called Palestinians “filthy rodents.”

The former Apprentice contestant and Sun columnist, 39, also demanded that Israel “restart the bombing campaign” on Gaza after two Israelis were stabbed to death in separate knife attacks in Tel Aviv.

lbcThe tweets from her account, which had over 244,000 followers in November and where she refers to herself as “telling it like it is”, were branded Islamophobic.

A number were about the crisis in the Middle East and the series of stabbings apparently carried out by an Arab man on two Israelis who eventually died.

Tweets from Ms Hopkins’ account said: “Palestinians busy knifing Israelis. 2 state solution my a***. Filthy rodents burrowing beneath Israel. Time to restart the bombing campaign…. Arab terrorists fired rockets from schools and hospitals. They brought down Israeli fire on to their own people. See behind the pictures.”

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Dozens accused her of inciting racial hatred and demanded the police take action. But despite the complaints the police have so far taken no action against her.

After it was announced that Hopkins would present the LBC show she said: “What could be nicer than the sound of Hopkins in your ears on a peaceful Sunday morning? Well this Sunday, you are in luck. The kind souls at LBC have been good enough to give me a two hour slot to say anything I like. Do I intend to make the most of it? In the words of Red Ed, Hell Yeah!

You can call LBC on 0345 6060973 or tweet them @LBC to make your views heard.

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