BREITBART London editor Raheem Kassam has left Breitbart according to sources.
Kassam joined Breitbart in 2014 as the website’s London editor and started the London operation of Breitbart from his dining room with a small dedicated team after years working as an aide to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Following his failed UKIP leadership bid, he pushed the Breitbart London site as a go-to destination for real unbiased news opposed to the mainstream media.
The site broke groundbreaking stories on Islam, Migration and the rise of the Far-Right.
Critics found it difficult to smear Kassam as an “Islamaphobe” adding power to Breitbart’s content. Mr Kassam is the son of Pakistani immigrants and a former Muslim, triggering lefties across the mainstream media.
He also aligned the website to the so-called ‘Far Right’ of British politics providing a platform for Tommy Robinson. He was popular with those who read Breitbart London and those on the edge of the right of British politics.
He joined Robinson at the recent Day For Freedom event in central London where he received a rapturous response from the crowd.
Kassam wrote on Twitter: “If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.”
“Thanks to all at @BreitbartNews and @BreitbartLondon. Time to make more mischief elsewhere.” Raheem added.
Breitbart said: “Raheem Kassam has left Breitbart News to pursue other avenues,
“We thank Raheem for his integral role in launching and making Breitbart London the success it is today, and we wish him all the best.”