5th October 2020   •   article
Outrage merchant Katie Hopkins forced to apologise to mosque for linking it to an attack

by Barfi Culture Team | @barfi_culture.
The controversial hard-right commentator Katie Hopkins was forced to apologise today to Finsbury Park Mosque in London for her tweets earlier this year.

In her messages, now deleted, she claimed that five men who were attacking Met police officers were from the mosque’s community.

The mosque brought legal action against her, which forced her to apologize to avoid paying damages.

In her apology she said:

"I am perfectly happy to correct the record to reflect the fact that the incident was not occurring outside Finsbury Park mosque but two streets away in Blackstock Road”.

“Furthermore, it could be inferred from my tweet that the aggressors in the altercation with the Metropolitan police were members of the Finsbury Park mosque. I offer my sincere apologies to the Mosque for this incorrect inference and the offence or hurt caused by it."

She also had to add that the mosque had been providing food parcels to the most vulnerable in the local community and the contributions it made to society.

Two years ago, she had to apply for an insolvency agreement in a bid to avoid bankruptcy following a after being sued by the food writer Jack Monroe over other claims.

It's likely the mosque avoided pressing ahead with its libel case against Hopkins as she has little money left.

In June this year she was booted off Twitter.
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