Man Seeks Explanation Of Brussels Attack From Muslim Woman – Now He’s Arrested For THIS!?

Man Seeks Explanation Of Brussels Attack From Muslim Woman – Now He’s Arrested For THIS!?

A PR boss who asked a Muslim woman to ‘explain Brussels’ has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. This is just crazy, if you ask me.

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From the Daily Mail:

Matthew Doyle, an LSE alumnus and partner at a south London-based talent agency, sparked outrage on social media after he ‘confronted’ a Muslim woman about the Brussels attacks which killed 34 people.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘I confronted a Muslim woman in Croydon yesterday. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said “nothing to do with me”. A mealy mouthed reply.’

His initial post was followed by a number of like-minded tweets such as ‘no more Muslim migration’ and ‘Trump for president’.

The comment went viral, being retweeted hundreds of times before it was eventually removed from Twitter.
The Metropolitan Police issued a statement confirming that a man had been arrested.

‘A 46-year-old man was this evening arrested at his home in Croydon on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on social media,’ said the Metropolitan Police.

‘He has been taken to a south London police station and enquiries continue.’

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I think he has every right to post whatever he wants on Twitter – after all, it IS his social media account. By the same token, however, he needs to understand that free speech does not mean that he has freedom from any consequence that may come from his words. People will either agree, disagree or be ambiguous to your words. If Mr. Doyle does not like the consequences, perhaps social media is not the place for him.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at katiefmcguire@gmail.com, or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

McGuire

Writer, Blogger. Political aficionado. Addicted to all levels of government campaigns.

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