Katie Hopkins and Milo Yiannopoulos amongst the nominees for “Islamophobe of the year”
Numerous commentators including Katie Hopkins, Milo Yiannopoulos and Anne Marie Waters have been nominated for Islamophobe of the Year, by the Islamic Human Rights Commission.
20 people, including, Katie Hopkins, Milo Yianopolous, UKIPPERs Anne Maries Waters and Nigel Farage and LBC’s Maajid Nawaz have been nominated by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) for the Islamophobia Awards 2017.
They join a long list of organisations and people who have been singled out by IHRC for “those who have been the most Islamophobic over the past year”. The organisation said it was awarding them for their “accomplishments”.
In the UK category, the nominees of the awards, which has been described by the IHRC as a “satirical awards ceremony” are: Katie Hopkins, Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson, Anne Marie Waters, Boris Johnson, Trevor Phillips, OFSTED, Zac Goldsmith, Maajid Nawaz and Louise Casey.
Further afield, President Donald Trump has been nominated along with former French President hopeful Marie Le Pen.
News organisations were also targetted for awards, including, the Daily Mail, The Sun, Fox News and Breitbart. For film, books and TV series, the IHRC highlighted 24: Legacy, London Has Fallen and Homeland as potential winners.
The award is publicly voted and people are being invited to vote on the IHRC website.
Katie Hopkins pleaded with her fanbase to vote for her, saying that she had the “perfect outfit” for the awards.
Please vote for me as Islamophobe of the Year. I have the perfect ‘outfit’ in mind. https://t.co/VooiGrg56W
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) October 18, 2017
A statement from IHRC said, “The event aims to subvert Islamophobia through comedy and revue while simultaneously addressing a serious issue in a creative manner,
“The event, which includes a gala dinner, features a satirical awards ceremony in which those who have been the most Islamophobic over the past year are awarded for their “accomplishments”.
Winners will be announced during the spoof awards ceremony which will be taking place on Sunday, 26 November 2017.