Katie Hopkins’ Anti Muslim Rants: My Thoughts

Katie-Hopkins-most-awful-tweets-everUp until today, I didn’t know who Katie Hopkins was. After reading her horrible, anti-Muslim tweet about Palestinians, I became curious to know more about this woman. And quite frankly I regret googling her. Its like the time when I first heard about Katie Price, I googled her only to realise I’d wasted my time thinking she was anything remotely important. Both are publicity junkies, as the saying goes, ‘any publicity is good publicity, even if its bad publicity’. I don’t understand why the media gives her attention, well that’s a lie, I do understand why. As long she is getting you ratings, she can be any arrogant D list celebrity. Katie Hopkins is a regret the UK surely won’t miss once it’s gone.

With regards to her tweets on Muslims and Palestinians, and inciting terrorist attacks, she should be sent to Guantanamo Bay, right? If a Muslim tweeted about starting a ‘bombing campaign’ on the UK or America, then he’s pretty much asking for a one way ticket to the place.

People have taken to Twitter for her arrest to happen and I pray she is arrested swiftly, but somehow I think Katie Hopkins will be treated lightly even if she is. I’ll leave it to the readers’ imagination to think as to why that might be.

Not only does she call for genocide on Palestinians, she also doesn’t like fat people and pokes fun at Ebola sufferers. She also thinks kids named ‘Tyler’ belong to lower class families and don’t do their homework. She clearly isn’t not all there.

There are plenty of famous individuals who incite Islamophobic and offensive remarks, she isn’t the first. Bill Maher, Sam Harris, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Douglas Murray, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Robert Morey and many more, all of who make no apology conversing regular anti Muslim rhetoric. Katie’s offensive rant on Twitter came to me as no surprise, and it shouldn’t really surprise anyone from where I see it. Yes people are angry at her and I understand that, we all should be angry at her, but it is quite clear by her personality, she revels in our frustration at her.

Of course one’s reply, to hateful and anti-Muslim comments like Katie Hopkins’, should be for her to educate herself. But I believe she knows that. I believe those like her who spit anti-Muslim and offensive rhetoric, choose not to educate themselves on what they speak. They pick what to read and listen to according to their narrow view and how they want the world to be. Muslims and good people in general shouldn’t be distracted by such Islamophobic people and what they say, we should spend less time worrying about what offensive things they’re going to say next and think more about educating those who want to learn. I do believe in tackling Islamophobia, but I believe a greater benefit is achieved by educating those who clearly aren’t Islamophobic and have good intentions to learn about the Muslim faith. Thank you.

Just a few of my odd thoughts on Twitter

A quick few comments about Twitter.

You’d never think that so many people would be impressed by such a simple idea, and yet they are. Its a big part of people’s lives now, ‘tweeting’ about regular daily activities, which if said in normal face to face conversations would seem quite weird. “Oh I’ve just eaten an apple” or “on my way to work” or “listening to Justin Bieber on my iPod, OMG he’s so awesome!” If someone had approached me randomly and made such and such comments, I would say he was either the most boring person in the world, a crazy lunatic or missing a social life. Yet one can tweet all of this nonsense and people will actually read them, joke!

It is the most unnecessary application ever to have been invented. We never really needed it. I mean before all this Twitter business and social networking, we Humans had the ability of verbal communication, and we still do, some Twitter-holics might even be surprised to know this. The old art of face to face communication, ever being perfected as generations pass by, is still as effective method as it was since ancient times. The world was absolutely fine without Twitter, its not as though Jesus or Muhammed or Moses (pbut) ever said “hey, for more deep and thought provoking wisdom and knowledge, follow me on twitter”. That would sound ridiculous.

Though I must admit, I myself do have a Twitter account. But I don’t, as I have mentioned above, tweet about useless activities I have accomplished throughout my day. Nor do I obsessively tweet 24/7 like a wacky addict with piss poor punctuation and literacy skills. I do tweet, but when there is something productive to say, something funny, you know…something actually worth getting my phone out of my pocket for.

So this is what I think about Twitter. And one more thing, before people misunderstand me, Justin Bieber is not awesome!

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!

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