Earlier this week, a PR agent by the name of Mathew Doyle posted a tweet that riled up the internet, and got him trouble with the law. Following the Brussels terror attack, he tweeted “I confronted a Muslim women [sic] yesterday in croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said “Nothing to do with me” a mealy mouthed reply.”
Not surprisingly, Doyle was inundated with criticism from Twitter users, such as “What has a Muslim woman in Croydon, got to do with the horrific events in Belgium, you simpleton?” and “Did anyone accost you on the streets of Croydon after the Brevik shooting in Norway?” Another asked him to explain the Holocaust. Doyle responded to these criticisms with “Who cares if I insulted some towelhead ?? Really.”
Doyle was recently asked by the Huffington Post about why he had approached this random Muslim woman. He explained that her headscarf justified his confrontation. “She was wearing a flag. If I was walking down the street wearing a jacket emblazoned with a Union Jack then I would be open to some abuse.”
While most people would consider many of his comments to be inappropriate, they hardly warrant what happened to Doyle after he stopped responding on Twitter. The London Metropolitan Police arrested him on Wednesday for inciting racial hatred on social media. Clearly, free speech is dead in the UK.
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