It all started when the member of Parliament for Rochdale, Simon Danczuk, tweeted out this innocuous tweet on the national day for Pakistan. He was seemingly celebrating the raising of the Pakistani flag in an area where many felt a link to Pakistan due to their common British and Pakistani heritage:

The resultant abuse that the Member of Parliament for Rochdale received was not only shocking, it brought out a desire by some, to see Mr Danczuk ‘executed’ for his actions in simply celebrating the national day of Pakistan with constituents:

Before anyone could take a breath, in waded Katy Hopkins whom we have written about before on many occasions. (See here, here and here):

The member of Parliament rightly pointed out that to equate every Pakistani with grooming is a racist slur and that labelling a whole group of people was fundamentally wrong. Yet, that did not stop this irritating and offensive tweet from Katy Hopkins:

This was followed up by more on-line abuse against Mr Danczuk:

Yet, seemingly, Katie Hopkins continued on the Twitter baiting, completely failing to realise that young girls from ethnic minority communities have also been victims of child grooming:

Time and time again Katy Hopkins has made statements based on race though her latest comments suggest a racialised view on issues of child safety and grooming, which clearly does not reflect the reality of how vulnerable young boys and girls are preyed upon by sexual predators and that it depressingly affects young people from a variety of racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. Not so for Katy Hopkins, whose Twitter reposts against the Member of Parliament for Rochdale were uncalled for.

Lastly, it should not have to be said, though for people like Katy Hopkins, it sadly needs to be said time and time again. British citizens of Pakistani heritage are some of the proudest citizens who healthily partake in the social and civic life of this country. Just as some may carry the Israeli flag and feel pride in being British and with an affiliation and affection for Israel, so British citizens of Pakistani heritage have the same right to celebrate their links to Pakistan in a simple show of support on the national day of the country. Yet, on other days, we have seen young and old, male and female members of the British Muslim community of Pakistani heritage, wrapped up in the British flag and celebrating events such as St George’s Day. Simply holding the Pakistani flag does not detract from their ‘loyalty’ to this country, nor should it. To infer that is simply mischevious.