The Times thrashers who penned this comic attempt at journalism desperately try to assign even the most ludicrous of explanations to Tommy Robinson’s popular appeal to the voiceless. They blame me for his rise. According to the Sunday Times, it was my invitation to Tommy to the Freedom Congress I organized on September 11, 2012 that is responsible for his following among American conservatives. Not to put to fine a point on it, but I should mention that while we were holding our conference, our embassies in Benghazi and Cairo were being attacked by devout Muslims. But of course, that is of no import, according to the Times.
Another security wall around the Eiffel Tower, and I am the villain.
While I am honored that the Times gives me so much credit, their attributing Tommy Robinson’s popularity to me is ludicrous. They should get out of their luxuriously-appointed offices and take a walk around London, and see what is happening to their own country, thanks to Theresa May and her cohorts. They should look into the Muslim rape gangs and the massive coverup of their activity by British officials who were too afraid to be accused of “racism” and “islamofauxbia” to do anything to save their nation’s girls from these predators. They should recall the numerous jihad attacks and plots that have been perpetrated by Muslims in Britain. They should do some soul-searching and admit how they’ve skewed their coverage for years to cover up Muslim rape gang activity and jihad terror activity. They should look into how the British government has sold out the British people in favor of Muslim migrants. Then they might start to get an inkling of why Tommy Robinson is popular.
And they suggest that he and his supporters are neo-Nazis. This is a common claim, but is shameful. There may be some actual neo-Nazis here and there, but the people doing the straight-arm salutes are more likely leftist plants posing for the leftist media. The people who support Tommy Robinson are decent, ordinary Britons who don’t want to see their country become a sharia hellhole. They want to defend what had once been a great civilization. And they’re being criminalized by their own government and media.
The slanderists at The Times write: “Two of his fellow speakers went on to be acclaimed as ‘free speech martyrs’ after they became assassination targets for Islamist terrorists. Lars Hedegaard, a Danish academic who defended cartoons of Muhammad, was shot by an attacker who narrowly missed his head at his home in Copenhagen in 2014. Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who drew insulting images of the Prophet, was the target of another Copenhagen gunman who murdered two people in 2015.”
Why is “free speech martyrs” in quotes?
They failed to mention that I have been the target of a number of failed assassination attempts, notably in Garland, Texas and Boston. In both cases, the jihadis were shot dead. Thankfully. It might drive home the fact that we might have a point about the threat. But the Times isn’t working in the real of reality. This is Leftist fantasy and propaganda — witness the fact that they quote Fiyaz Mughal, a Muslim victimhood propagandist who was discredited years ago for providing false data.
The Times writers and editors are traitors to the British people.
A clandestine visit by Tommy Robinson to New York earned him a following among American conservatives that has helped to generate 60,000 tweets demanding his freedom.
The far-right activist, who is serving a 13-month sentence for breaking reporting restrictions at a jury trial, sneaked into the United States on a false passport to be guest speaker at a gathering of politicians and opinion formers near Ground Zero on the anniversary of 9/11. His host, the anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, has assisted Robinson’s family during another of his jail sentences.
Times analysis shows more than 60,000 tweets using the hashtags #FreeTommy, #TommyRobinson and #IAmTommy have been sent since his arrest outside Leeds crown court on May 25. More than 4,000 were in Dutch or Flemish, reflecting his status among supporters of Geert Wilders, of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands, who joined a “Free Tommy” demonstration in Whitehall last weekend declaring: “The future is ours.”
Nearly 1,000 were in German: Robinson has visited anti-Islam Pegida marches in Germany and tried to create a British offshoot. More than 1,000 were in French.
In total, 21,263 users have tweeted the hashtags, among them the disgraced comedienne Roseanne Barr, who wrote: “He was just arrested — which is a death sentence — please get involved!”
Donald Trump Jr compared Robinson’s treatment to the British misrule which led the Founding Fathers to declare independence, tweeting: “Reason #1776 for the original #brexit. Don’t let America follow in those footsteps.”
Support for Robinson, 35, was fuelled by what extremism experts call the “alt-light” movement: bloggers and podcasters who champion libertarian causes, often embracing gay and abortion freedoms while rejecting racism. The label distinguishes them from the “alt-right”, which includes militant pro-lifers, nationalists and disinformation sites. Robinson’s transformation from a Luton football hooligan who founded the street-fighting English Defence League (EDL) into a perceived martyr for freedom began when he tricked his way into JFK in 2012, giving the slip to immigration officials who had recognised his fingerprints. Robinson, with convictions for assault, drugs and public order offences, was previously barred from entering the US. He reached the International Freedom Defence Congress hosted by Ms Geller’s Stop Islamification Of Nations movement.
Two of his fellow speakers went on to be acclaimed as “free speech martyrs” after they became assassination targets for Islamist terrorists. Lars Hedegaard, a Danish academic who defended cartoons of Muhammad, was shot by an attacker who narrowly missed his head at his home in Copenhagen in 2014. Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who drew insulting images of the Prophet, was the target of another Copenhagen gunman who murdered two people in 2015.
Robinson’s speech was couched as a warning from the future, describing the Islamification of his home town where he suggested police assisted Islamists to denigrate soldiers returning from war while those who spoke out were threatened with death from Muslims. On returning to Britain he was jailed for ten months for using a bogus passport.
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