A Belgian mayor is suing me for the crime of journalism

By: Katie Hopkins - Shillman Fellow

Last week I went to Molenbeek, a Muslim no-go zone in Brussels, Belgium. It’s the most terrorist-infested neighbourhood in all of Europe. 

Even its mayor, Francoise Schepmans, describes Molenbeek as a “breeding ground for violence."

Countless terrorist attacks around the world have been plotted from there. Including the horrific attack on Paris in November, 2015, that killed 130 people and wounded more than 400. And after the Paris attacks, the orchestrator of the slaughter went back to Molenbeek to hide. In fact, it wasn’t until four months later that one of the Paris terrorists, Salah Abdeslam, was finally captured. The people of Molenbeek kept him hidden from police for that long.

Here’s the thing: when I was in Molenbeek, I literally bumped into Mayor Schepmans in the street. She approached me and told me not to sit on the benches because they were filthy. So I asked her a simple question: why didn’t you do anything? 

After all, she knew. A month before the Paris attack, Mayor Schepmans was given a list of jihadists plotting in Molenbeek. And Salah Abdeslam’s name was on the list.

I asked her why she didn’t have police arrest him. And she told me: it wasn’t her job.

Well, that video went viral. And so did my other videos from Molenbeek — including when I made a list of all 22 mosques in town; and when I put on a burka, to “fit in” with the submissive women there.

If you haven’t watched my videos yet, you can see them all, here.

Well, Mayor Schepmans watched my videos. And she has decided to finally do something about the problem of the jihadis in her town. She’s launching a public prosecution. But she’s not prosecuting any terrorists. That’s not her job, remember. 

No: she’s suing me. For my reports — including for my interview with her! To her, my journalism is a bigger threat than terrorists using her town as a base camp.

So, I need your help. Mayor Schepmans has all of the resources of the city government at her disposal. She has government lawyers, and a multi-million dollar budget. I’m an independent journalist, working with The Rebel media. We’re 100% viewer-supported.

Can you please help me level the playing field? Can you help fill up my legal war chest, so I can keep standing on guard for our western values of freedom of speech, and the separation of mosque and state?

If you can help me with my legal bills, I promise I’ll keep fighting. If you think it’s important to be able to talk freely about terrorism, please help me and The Rebel cover my legal bills. You can click below to make a secure, online donation. Whether it’s $10, $100 or even $500, it all adds up. 

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