Katie Hopkins is a popular and outspoken British columnist and TV personality who has caused controversy with her reports on immigration, Islamization, and white genocide in South Africa, among other things.
Ms. Hopkins recently visited Molenbeek, a notoriously culturally enriched district of Brussels. While she was there she confronted the mayoress, and also caused outrage among the bien-pensants by referring to Molenbeek as the “jihad capital of Europe”
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this Belgian TV report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below is the accompanying article, also translated by Ava Lon:
Belgium: Molenbeek “capital of jihad”, controversial report on Fox News
In a highly biased report, the ultra-conservative US channel Fox News presents the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek as the “capital of jihad in Europe”, provoking the anger of the mayor, Françoise Schepmans.
May 14th 2018
“Have you been warned that Salah Abdelsalam (the only survivor of commandos of the November 13 bombings in Paris) was suspected of terrorism?” The tone is set from the outset. The columnist Katie Hopkins, who is reporting in Molenbeek, calls on Françoise Schepmans (Reform Movement), the mayor of the Brussels district.
The latter is trying to explain that it’s not some simple local police officers who follow these kinds of individuals, to no avail: in her commentary live on the American Fox News, Katie Hopkins very calmly explains that the mayor didn’t do her job because she worries more about the votes of her constituents.
“Politicians turn a blind eye because they depend on the Muslim vote. This is why attacks have been planned in Belgium.”
Katie Hopkins, columnist on Fox News
The “worst bitch in the UK”
Katie Hopkins is not at her first rodeo. A former columnist for the English tabloid Sun, she has published numerous more-than-questionable outbursts about the obese (“lazy” according to her), redheads, the poor, and even migrants, whom she compares to “cockroaches”. The former British reality TV hostess has made hate a real business. So much so that she has been dubbed “the worst bitch in the UK”. An entire program…
This time, during her three days in Molenbeek, she explains that she was asked to wear the burqa. Katie Hopkins then buys a full veil on camera and changes in a quiet place. She doesn’t hesitate to explain that if Molenbeek is the “capital of jihad in Europe” it’s because the municipality has no fewer than 22 mosques. Islam, terrorism… follow her gaze…
After the report was broadcast, Mayor Françoise Schepmans reacted strongly. According to her, Katie Hopkins did not introduce herself as a journalist and the elected [official] swears that she didn’t realize that another person was filming her. Her interlocutor “had a well-planned scenario: she was in Molenbeek to demolish the town”.
More influential than a real journalist, still, Katie Hopkins is being followed by half a million subscribers on Twitter.
|00:00||The focus on Belgium on the stage of the American news channel Fox News.|
|00:04||The guest — a controversial British columnist|
|00:08||who went to Molenbeek. Here are the pictures from her reportage,|
|00:12||during which she accidentally runs into the mayor.|
|00:16||Were you told that Salah Abdelsalam|
|00:20||was a suspected terrorist in Molenbeek? Were you given that list?|
|00:24||It wasn’t the job of the local police|
|00:28||to follow those people. It was the job of the federal police.|
|00:32||In the studio of the American channel she doesn’t mince her words.|
|00:36||She said it was not my job. It was not my duty|
|00:40||to do something. It’s a part of problem in the jihad capital of Europe.|
|00:44||The politicians turn a blind eye, because they’re depending on voters who are Muslim.|
|00:52||Today Françoise Schepmans admits feeling entrapped.|
|00:56||She didn’t know the columnist’s intentions.|
|01:00||In front of the church St. John the Baptist I met a lady who wanted to ask|
|01:04||me a couple of questions, but never presented herself as a journalist.|
|01:08||And suggesting taking a picture with me. I noticed,|
|01:12||of course, during the interview that she had a|
|01:16||very well-planned scenario, and that she was in Molenbeek|
|01:20||in order to ‘demolish the town’, to demonstrate that finally,|
|01:24||after more than two years, Molenbeek was still|
|01:29||a rat hole, the way it was described, in particular, in the United States.|
|01:33||Katie Hopkins spent three days in Molenbeek.|
|01:37||She says that all the women were wearing burkas except for her, and then she makes a spectacle of|
|01:41||herself and she goes even further, ending in tears.|
|01:45||I don’t understand that they say that all is well, while it’s not well.|
|01:49||She said that she understood that people were angry.|
|01:53||If someone kills your child you’ll always be|
|01:57||angry. Additionally, when I see the drama she makes|
|02:01||at the end of this reportage, I find it really extremely shocking.|
|02:05||Katie Hopkins was rejected by several media outlets|
|02:09||for her controversial points of view. But with this type of publicity,|
|02:13||Molenbeek is at no risk of improving its image across the pond.