One might have thought that, after being shown the door by the Sun, losing a high profile libel action, and being told her contract at Mail Online would not be renewed, pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins would at least engage brain before opening her North And South again. But events over the weekend have shown that this thought would have been misplaced - Hatey Katie is not for thinking before acting.
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A Police officer on the Northumbria force has contacted a young woman called Jonaya English regarding an allegation made against her. She has not as yet responded to him. But she has publicised the matter, and on to the scene has leapt Ms Hopkins, who has not bothered to find out what it’s all about, because she already knows - yes, this is all about Scary Muslims (tm) and Political Correctness Gorn Mad!
As the A Liberal Life blog has pointed out, the complaint against Ms English is categorised as one of stalking and/or harassment. PC Mohammed Khan has been tasked with contacting her (the stalking and/or harassment bit has somehow been missed by Ms Hopkins). Instead, she has taken to Twitter to ask “Dear @northumbriapol - who is the head of your force please? Are you guys sharia? One of your 'officers' has gone the full Kim Jong Un”. Then she starts a little harassment of her own.
To PC Khan she ranted “You WERE the Campus Officer, son. You will not intimidate and blackmail non Muslim students on my watch”. Note the assertion that intimidation and blackmail has taken place, without bothering to find out. She then demands an interview.
“Please may I request a formal interview with you to understand why you think you have the authority to bully and intimidate University students over a single Tweet … As you are aware, opinions are not right or wrong. And no-one made you the invigilator of the truth … You will also be aware the UK does not have Sharia Law … I have contacted the head of your Police force with regards to your behaviour”. Ms English is not yet a student.
Where does one start? She doesn’t know what it’s all about, she’s nothing to stand up the bullying and intimidation claims - or the idea that he is “invigilating the truth” - and Sharia Law has stuff all to do with it. But he is a Muslim, so he must be in the wrong.
And as if Hatey Katie had not dug herself in deep enough, she then returned to Twitter to indulge in a little more harassment directed at PC Khan: “Mohammed. Please do respond to my email. Failure to engage will result in my appearing on your doorstep, son”.
Meanwhile, the Northumbria force has advised that the investigation in which PC Khan is involved is not related to a Tweet posted by Ms English (who disputes this). But not for the first time, Katie Hopkins (a) does not bother to find out what is going on before inserting herself in the narrative, (b) makes it all about Muslims, and concludes that they are in the wrong anyway, and (c) worst of all, has now threatened a Police officer with harassment.
Just how far does she have to go before Mail Online abandons the idea of letting her work out her notice and says “no more”? Her little Wild West Show has run out of road.