There are certain things which are going to happen if you’re a bit of a silly boy and don’t see the writing on the wall. But that in no way excuses those things happening.
Last year, OoL ran a video of a march where Tommy Robinson and another EDL member went on a prearranged walk. They were first accosted by police and when asked about the route, he told them. Police have a duty to keep the peace so they should have kept a short distance and the two separated from the UAF thugs.
Instead what happened was that the police stopped them again to interrogate them and behind the police stood the UAF who then physically attacked but when Robinson’s partner counter-attacked, Robinson and he were arrested and bundled into a van. Nothing was done to the attackers.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more blatantly biased piece of policing. They’d been sent to provoke and arrest.
Then, in October, 2013:
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson dramatically severed his ties with the anti-Islamist group he founded by warning that “the EDL is now part of the problem.”
Robinson, who was speaking at the launch of a new partnership with counter-extremist thinktank the Quilliam Foundation, recanted the controversial tactics of the EDL and said racists and far-right extremists infiltrators had “ruined everything” and admitted “it’s beyond my control”.
In November, 2013, Robinson went down for fraud. The real story was that he could get no mortgage as things stood, moneywise, due to his being too well known and two of them upped their circumstances in order to secure a mortgage. Obviously that concerned their ability to repay. No one is saying he wasn’t a silly boy – he was playing right into their hands.
Around this time, one of our imported chappies kicked a different man in the head like a football and was given a suspended sentence.
Tommy Robinson got 18 months and many questioned the length of the sentence, given comparative circumstances with others.
In February, he was attacked in prison. This was reported:
A source close to Robinson told IBTimes UK: “They gave him a pasting.
“He was being taken for a legal visit and was then put in a room with these guys. The door was locked and the warders all disappeared.
“He has quite a few injuries to his face and neck and needed two visits to the medical wing.”
The source said his attackers were Muslim prisoners but that could not be verified.
He clearly decided discretion was the better part of valour and was a good boy after that, in their eyes, with the result that he was kept in solitary, i.e. away from harm, in their eyes, over the decreed maximum time.
He was released mid year and gave an interview with some journals, including Huffington Post:
“I had staff telling me that the guards don’t run the prison, Islam does,” he told The Telegraph.
In a series of eyebrow-raising claims, he said radical preachers are paid £100 for every prisoner they convert and that these preachers are the “enforcing sharia on the wings, preventing non-Muslims from taking showers [with Muslims]”.
These claims have been denied by the prison. But last year a report by the prison officers’ union showed how Muslim gangs are growing in power and influence among prisoners.
The report suggested that prisons are becoming a breeding ground for extremism and Robinson said that inmates are converting to become part of a Muslim gang in order to receive protection.
So there are many things not adding up here. He was getting brainwashing from this Quilliam group and part of his early release in 2014 was that he have no contact with the EDL, otherwise he’d go back in.
Quilliam – the attack – condition of release.
Quilliam was founded by two former radical Muslims and receives funding from the government for its counter-extremism work.
Somehow he went back inside and so we have another assault, similar to the February one. One commenter said it had always puzzled him why Robinson’s about face. Now it was clear to the commenter.
I think he was signing his death warrant. With both the Muslim thugs inside and his own lot who feel he’s betrayed them, he has zero protection. Easiest thing in the world for guards to come running once the deed is done.
Make of this what you will:
On 18th October, Tommy tweeted: “I am being recalled to prison to prevent me exposing police at Oxford Union. They hope I’ll get killed in custody.”
Robinson, who was leader of far-right English Defence League for four years, believes his arrest is an attempt by police to silence his knowledge of “police persecution for the past 5 years” and “police bribery and blackmail”.
He feels Police are scared of what he might say: “Now Police are at my house recalling me back to prison for my licence, reason given that I responded to a death threat targeting my family and home by saying I will be at Bedford tomorrow at 11am.”
“All this to prevent me exposing the facts on Thursday at Oxford Union.”
I don’t like this one bit. If he’s done a crime, then he must do time. But this seems way OTT in my book.