Katie McHugh tweeted: “There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there. #LondonBridge.”
LONDON: A Breitbart editor has been fired after posting anti-Muslim tweets comments in the aftermath of Saturday’s London terrorist attack.
On Saturday, shortly before 7 p.m, Katie McHugh in a tweet still pinned to the top of her timeline, wrote, “There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there,” using the #LondonBridge hashtag.
McHugh colleagues at Breitbart characterised her remarks as “appalling,” “terrible,” and “dumb.”
There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there. #LondonBridge
— Katie McHugh🇺🇸 (@k_mcq) June 3, 2017
CNN first reported the firing that Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow announced Ms. McHugh’s departure to the site’s staff on Monday morning.
McHugh confirmed the firing on Twitter saying that the website fired her for “telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.”
— Katie McHugh🇺🇸 (@k_mcq) June 5, 2017
In a statement posted on WeSearchr.com, McHugh said:
Breitbart News fired an editor for speaking frankly about Islam and Muslim immigration. If there were no Muslims in London, there would be no Muslim terror attacks, period.
I said nothing wrong. As President Donald Trump says, if we don’t get smart, it will only get worse.
It’s also interesting Breitbart News chose to fire me rather than colleagues leaking to CNN.
McHugh sparked outrage with her tweet on social media of being racist and “spreading hate and fear”
I don't think there's any such thing as "too racist for Breitbart," but clearly there's "too obvious," and Katie McHugh reached it.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 5, 2017
Katie McHugh. I'd rather have a Muslim American as my neighbor than you with your racist values.
— Rich Wilen (@RichWilen) June 4, 2017
Wow. No matter what happens in the world you'll still have people like Katie McHugh wasting oxygen and space. https://t.co/nPDeo4aoT4
— Edward Midgley (@ejcmidgley) June 4, 2017
Neither all Catholics nor all Protestants were made into terrorists by these acts of a few. And the same is true with Muslims.
— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) June 5, 2017
Katie is averse to facts. Sad and pathetic!
— Eric S (@ericsslater) June 4, 2017