Andre Walker posed with his sword outside the House of Commons
Andre Walker, a New York Observer columnist, posted an image of himself with his cutlass outside the House of Commons.
A caption accompanying the picture read: “A bounty on my head. Any #ISIS terrorist that kills me gets £50k. I'll give my address. No police. But I've got a sword. Good luck.”
The strange stunt took place just 12 hours after three jihadi fanatics killed seven people, and injured 48 others, in central London.
His ill-timed stunt was mocked online, with many asking what his point was.
Walker, who has spend much of his career covering Parliament as a Lobby Correspondent, responded to one tweet with: “They are cowards who blow up kids and run people over. I'm suggesting a fair fight… with me.”
When asked how he planned on paying them if he had been killed, he replied: "I'm changing my will on Monday."
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People were instantly outraged by his “insensitive” post and accused him of funding terrorism.
The former Breitbart writer told the Mirror he stood by his tweet and his challenge to the “scumbag, nobody” terrorists.
He said: “As a freeman of the City of London I have a sword. And my offer to any terrorist is this: why don't you pick on someone your own size.
“It's an act of frustration and I repeat the thing. £50,000 for anyone who wants to fight me. I'm up for it.”
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Holly Matthews said: "This is the most ridiculous, insensitive, moronic, unfunny, pathetic, attention seeking tweet I've seen yet. What a f***ing idiot you are!"
Others have tried to refer his tweet to the Metropolitan Police and Parliament.
Seven innocent people lost their lives in the London terror attack on Saturday, which came less than 12 days after a terrorist targeted a pop concert at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people, the youngest victim aged just eight.