Ultra-conservative news site Breitbart has fired one of its writers over her Islamophobic tweets following last week’s terror attack in London.
Katie McHugh confirmed reports of her firing Monday morning on Twitter and linked to a fundraising page on the site WeSearchr, where she reiterated some of the comments made in her most inflammatory tweets and asked for $10,000 to help her with interim living costs and medical expenses.
“Breitbart News fired an editor for speaking frankly about Islam and Muslim immigration,” McHugh told WeSearchr, according to the fundraising page. “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.”
McHugh has not backed down from her statements and even pinned one to the top of her Twitter feed.
Less than 2 percent of terrorist attacks carried out in the European Union between 2009 and 2013 were religiously motivated, ThinkProgress found in 2015. And according to Pew Research findings shared last month, Muslims living in Muslim-majority countries have a strong negative view of the Islamic State terrorist group.
While extreme, McHugh’s tweets aren’t a far cry from the Islamophobic sentiments published by Breitbart.
McHugh also got into a Twitter spat with Iranian-American actor Pej Vahdat, who called her out on Saturday for conflating the Islamic State group with Islam.
“You’re a real moron,” Vahdat tweeted at McHugh.
“You’re an Indian,” McHugh responded in a since-deleted tweet.
McHugh has a long history of racist, inflammatory tweets, reported CNN, who first shared news of her firing. Other Breitbart employees who spoke with the network described her tweets over the weekend as “appalling,” “terrible” and “dumb.”
Breitbart did not return a request for comment.
At least she has conservative commentator Ann Coulter on her side:
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