LBC gets rid of Islamophobe Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins regularly abuses Muslims on Twitter

The Islamophobic media personality Katie Hopkins is to leave her show on LBC immediately, the radio station has said.

The presenter, who has been reported to the police many times for Islamophobia and racism, joined LBC last April.

This week, she caused anger when she tweeted that there must be a “final solution” in dealing with terrorists following the Manchester attack. She later changed the term “final solution” to “true solution”, describing the earlier version as a “mis-type”.

But some Twitter users drew the comments to the attention of the Metropolitan Police, claiming they could incite racial or religious hatred. The Metropolitan Police confirmed the matter was being “reviewed and assessed by specialist officers”.

This week several Muslim and non Muslim personalities and experts, such as Owen Jones, George Monbiot and Rizwaan Sabir, have vowed to boycott LBC over Hopkins.

In December, she apologised to a Muslim family she accused of being extremists after they were refused entry to the US for a Disneyland trip. Mail Online, which published her claim, also paid £150,000 in libel damages to the Mahmood family.

Hopkins is also a Mail Online columnist and appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, finishing in second place.

LBC still retain the services of Maajid Nawaz who is deeply unpopular among British Muslims.

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