London man arrested for incitement after tweet asking Muslim woman to 'explain Brussels'

The Internet quickly took to mocking Doyle, with many users choosing to parody his tweet.

March 24, 2016 16:20
2 minute read.
Matthew Doyle

Matthew Doyle. (photo credit: TWITTER)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A London man was arrested after posting on Twitter about a confrontation that he had with a Muslim woman who he had asked to "explain Brussels," Sky news reported on Thursday.

The tweet, which was posted on Wednesday afternoon, said:  "I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said 'Nothing to do with me'. A mealy mouthed reply."

Many jumped to criticize the tweet, feeling Doyle's tweet was insensitive following Tuesday's bombings in Brussels, which killed at least 31 people and injured 270.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The Internet quickly took to mocking Doyle, with many users choosing to parody his tweet.

Doyle, who seems to be enjoying his new Internet fame, has since tweeted several more anti-Islam tweets on his page, including calling for a ban on the burka, increased vigilance against Islam, and frequently refers to Muslims as "Towel heads" in his derogatory tweets.

Related Content

A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye
August 22, 2018
Facebook: Iran behind new disinformation social network