Leaving a scent of putrefaction wherever she goes, the Mail Online columnist spoke at an event organised by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a far right American group. In this delectable address, she made these comments:
“It’s such a pleasure to be amongst people that are prepared to fight for their country,” Ms Hopkins said, before telling the cheering audience it was “our time”.
“We can commit to arm ourselves, not just with the help of the NRA,” she added. “Get furious and fight back.”
The speech, made in Florida earlier this month, went on to claim areas of Britain were controlled by a “Muslim mafia” and allege that there was “institutionalised discrimination against whites” in the UK.
Ms Hopkins railed against “Muslim men” and the “Muslim mayor of Londonistan”, referring to Sadiq Khan, who she claimed she “cannot stand”.
Apparently, even the Daily Mail thought this a journey too far. Unusual for them.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m an atheist and no supporter of religious fundamentalism of any stripe. Christianity in all its many incarnations, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Whateverism, can all take a hike as far as I’m concerned. Religion is an obstacle to be overcome rather than a blessing, and sometimes, religion has caused horrors.
But this blatant advocacy of persecution of one religion among many that have caused great ills is just another manifestation of fascism – another religion of a political rather than spiritual sort. It’s true that some of the greatest recent atrocities again civilisation have been committed by Muslim extremists, for example, the downing of the Twin Towers. However, to extrapolate from that to claim all Muslims are evil and deserve death… now that is a hate crime, as yet lacking only the execution to be comparable to the original terrorism.