In a previous blog on 7th January I expressed the hope that Robert Spencer may finally distance himself from the EDL and Tommy Robinson/Stephen Lennon/Paul Harris (take your pick which one to use) given that his illegal entry to the USA on another person’s passport was to attend and talk at the conference that he and Pam Geller had organised. That blog with the video of the EDL leader’s speech and my review can be found here.
Instead, the following day after my blog Stephen Lennon (no longer Tommy) was made out to be a political prisoner:
Don’t think he is a political prisoner? Consider this: In December 2011 in the U.K., a gang of Muslim women who savagely beat a non-Muslim woman were let off scot-free because “they weren’t used to drinking because they’re Muslims.” Consider also that earlier in 2011, Muslims pelted EDL members with stones, touching off an altercation; a Muslim was fined £50, while Robinson’s fine was £315.
So lets consider it. Why was he fined?
We filmed the notorious leader of the EDL on a drunken night out in Luton Town centre before he disguised himself as a Rabbi to get through a cordon of thousands of police at the edge of Tower Hamlets. Tommy was on bail for head butting what he believed to be a National Front racist trying to usurp his leadership of the EDL. The bail conditions meant he couldn’t give speeches at EDL demos, write emails on behalf of the EDL. He says they were political bail conditions, he has a point there.
He couldn’t give his speech without being arrested, so he bought a £20 beard and hat and went in disguise, it was like something out if an Ealing comedy. When he jumped the stage and ripped off the Rabbi disguise, giving his speech, the police tried to rush in. He got away with us in tow, escaping finally on a double decker bus with a bus ticket costing £2:20. Only in England, only in England. Funny as this might have been, the population of Tower hamlets felt under threat that day and the anger and hatred meted out by the EDL was palpable.
In the same article above, you have covered that the group behind the burning of poppies have been banned by the Home Secretary.
Regarding the drunken night out the judge did not use that supposed religious intolerance to alcohol in his judgment.
Are they a gang because they are Muslims? No. Did the judge pay any heed to the defence’s argument about religion affecting their tolerance to booze? There is no sign that he did.
Compare that to the Telegraph’s opening line:
Rhea Page, 22, had been walking home with her boyfriend after a night out when the drunken women attacked her, knocking her to the ground and taking turns to kick her in the head.
The Telegraph story does not mention the word “Muslim” once.
But he [the judge] said he accepted the women may have felt they were the victims of unreasonable force from Mr Moore as he tried to defend his girlfriend, and handed the defendants a suspended sentence.
Rather than a report on binge drinking fuelled violence, and whether harsher penalties should be used and how we deal with this on our streets, this was turned into a racial attack and religious privilege in some parts of the tabloid media. Something which the judge either rejected or did not refer to in handing out sentence.
None of this deflects from the criminal record of Paul Harris/Stephen Lennon/Tommy Robinson for assault, breaking bail conditions and now most recent deliberate immigration violations. He has not been framed, nor has been victimised. He has been found guilty of a crime he has committed.
It is there for people who want to read and listen. He flouted with total disregard for the laws of the United States and the United Kingdom.
If you cannot cut loose of such a person then more fool you.
Photo above Robert Spencer in Stockholm supporting EDL.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog