- The Washington Times - Monday, June 5, 2017

Breitbart News has fired writer Katie McHugh after she tweeted anti-Muslim comments in the aftermath of Saturday’s London terrorist attack that left seven people dead.

“There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there. #LondonBridge,” Ms. McHugh wrote in a tweet still pinned to the top of her timeline.

“Diversity is strength! It’s also getting run over by a truck b/c you haven’t converted to Islam yet,” she wrote.

The tweets sparked an onslaught of criticism, but Ms. McHugh persisted, also retweeting anti-Muslim comments by conservative author Ann Coulter.

Alex Marlow, Breitbart’s editor-in-chief, announced Ms. McHugh’s departure internally Monday morning, CNN first reported.

Ms. McHough confirmed she was fired on Twitter and linked to a crowdfunding page to help her pay for medical bills while she looks for another job.

“Why is Breitbart silencing Katie McHugh for telling the truth about Islam?” her WeSearchr page asks. “Katie McHugh has essential medical bills that she has to pay, while finding another job. Support Katie and send a message to Breitbart, the liberal media, and apologists for Islamic terrorism.”

Ms. McHugh raised just under $550 at the time of this publication.

Ms. Coulter lamented Ms. McHugh’s firing:

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