LONDON – A British man has been charged with using social media to incite racial hatred after posting anti-Muslim tweets in the days after the Brussels attacks.
Matthew Doyle was charged Friday after more than a day of questioning by police. The 47-year-old is scheduled to appear in court Saturday.
He is charged with publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting and likely or intended to stir up racial hatred
Doyle had tweeted about confronting a Muslim woman in south London and asking her views on the Brussels attacks. He said her response was "mealy mouthed."
He later used an anti-Muslim epithet to describe her. His tweets drew wide attention with many mocking him.
Doyle quickly deleted both tweets.