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EDL’s Tommy Robinson Taken To ‘Luton Gulag’

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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Stephen Yaxley-Lennon “Tommy Robinson” is the leader of the anti-Islamist English Defense League and on Saturday at a protest in Tower Hamlets he was arrested for peacefully protesting in violation of his previous bail which banned him from any and all EDL protests. Now, you may argue that this arrest is just an upholding of the laws of England, I agree that it is. But it should bring into question the laws itself which forbid this man from participating in peaceful protests.

I am sure many on the Left were cheering when they heard of his arrest and imprisonment, yet they always claim to be the defenders of our civil liberties. Clearly, for any thinking person, banning someone from participating in their own groups protest is a violation of what we would ordinarily call civil rights. Now he is locked in a ‘Luton Gulag’ for his showing up and speaking at an EDL protest.

This is where that quote “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” I think everyone who truly believes in freedom, not just paying lip service to it, would agree with that statement.

www.libertiesalliance.org...


In response to an enquiry from Luton Today, EDL spokesperson Helen Gower said: “Tommy is on a hunger strike and will only be accepting water.”

She added: “He is now a ‘political prisoner’ of the state and isn’t prison food halal, something which Tommy feels very strongly about and campaigns against.”


www.lutontoday.co.uk...

So what compelled Tommy to break his bail and protest alongside his own movement in Tower Hamlets? Why was this so important to him? It is because Tower Hamlets has become, in the words of a senior Labour Party figure: “It really is Britain’s Islamic Republic”.




That incident is perhaps a tiny taste of the future for Britain’s poorest borough now it has elected Mr Rahman as its first executive mayor, with almost total power over its £1 billion budget. At the count last night, one very senior figure in the Tower Hamlets Labour Party said: “It really is Britain’s Islamic republic now.”

For the last eight months – without complaint or challenge from Mr Rahman – this blog and newspaper have laid out his close links with a group of powerful local businessmen and with a Muslim supremacist body, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) - which believes, in its own words, in transforming the “very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed… from ignorance to Islam.” Mr Rahman has refused to deny these claims.


blogs.telegraph.co.uk...

Please read the English Defense League’s statement on their website:

www.libertiesalliance.org...

This all reminds me of the trial in Holland against Geert Wilders for him speaking his mind (a crime in much of Europe), especially seeing as how it was speech the establishment multiculturalists absolutely hate.

As Wilders said during his trial: "I am sitting here as a suspect because I have spoken... nothing but the truth"… now Robinson can say: “I am sitting here as a prisoner because I have spoken… nothing but the truth”.

Maybe those who pay lip service to freedom will hate me, Robinson, and Wilders but that is perfectly okay. We never asked for your opinion nor have ever given a damn what it is. But for all those on the Left who consider themselves civil rights advocates, if you cannot stand up for speech that you absolutely detest then how can you legitimately laid claim to the title of freedom advocates?

I for one stand by Tommy Robinson, Geert Wilders, and all the other individuals who have suffered at the hands of the oppressive state for standing up and questioning what is happening in our world.




posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:52 AM
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He's on bail awaiting his trial for an alleged assault at a previous EDL protest in Blackburn. One of the conditions for his bail was that he wasn't allowed to attend any EDL protests until his trial , which is understandable given where the alleged offence took place and is roughly equivalent to an alleged shoplifter not being allowed in any shops as a condition for bail.

All in all I'd say he's an idiot and not deserving of our sympathy in the slightest. I certainly wouldn't class him as a 'political prisoner'.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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The EDL are scum .. they should all be arrested.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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This guy has also been arrested for street brawling after a football match. He's a proper thug, with a massive chip on his shoulder.

Misoir if you met some of these EDL members you would question your support for them. They are not nice people.
Attacking an asian restaurant. Women and kids. There is no distinction between extremists and moderates with the EDL.


Not to mention last weekends attacks against journalists and photographers. One photographer was sprayed with lighter fluid and they attempted to set him on fire.

Knuckle dragging idiots.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:06 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Misoir if you met some of these EDL members you would question your support for them. They are not nice people.

Quite. They have the (dis)honour of being one of the few groups that generally make the BNP look civilised.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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I actually think they have a legitimate concern with regards to Islamic extremism, but they have attracted some very racist elements and are not making any distinction between extremists and just normal asian citizens of the UK.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
I actually think they have a legitimate concern with regards to Islamic extremism


That's what throws up the first warning sign about the probable ulterior motives which the group has. Why do they feel the need to form a group which specifically targets only one form of extremism ?

Surely, if they were as reasonable and patriotic as they claim to be, then it would make much more sense to form a group which campaigned against any form of religious and political extremism in Britain ?

Then they could hold protests outside BNP meetings.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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I want to stress that my support towards the EDL is more of support for their argument in regards to immigration rather than them personally. Just as I support many goals of the Tea Party without supporting the movement itself. There would be no need for an EDL if a proper public discourse were permitted, that is why we see extremists and thugs hijacking these movements. If change is to occur it must be through the Geert Wilders way of democracy rather than the Anders Breivik way of terror, which itself is a natural consequence of removing ideas from the democratic process.

People can call Wilders a knuckle dragger or extremists day and night but the fact is he took the Dutch fears of immigration and brought it to the table; this is a more productive way than the street conflicts in nations that lack immigration debate. Just answer me this; for people with legitimate fears of immigration where do they have to turn in the UK? Is Lib Dems, Labour, or Tory bringing the issue up critically? I do not believe so. All that leaves is the BNP and EDL.

I read that you understand many of the questions in regards to immigration that makes me happy to know a rather Socialist/leaning individual can at least understand the rationale. Those of us who are anti-Islamist, pro-limited immigration only ask for a seat at the table.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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I read that you understand many of the questions in regards to immigration that makes me happy to know a rather Socialist/leaning individual can at least understand the rationale. Those of us who are anti-Islamist, pro-limited immigration only ask for a seat at the table.



I actually support the right of the EDL to protest, I am a strong believer in free speech and of Voltaire's quote

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

Though I see you have removed your avatar of Tommy the great leader.

But from day one on this site from the very first EDL thread on ATS, I said they were bad news and I still hold by that, if anything my views have hardened on them.

The thing is by allowing this group to protest it actually exposes and confirms what people think about them in the first place.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:54 AM
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Aren't they such lovely people who are just getting a bit of a bad time from the police.....


err....no, they ain't. They're nasty bastards who deserve no respect what so ever.

As this little snippet highlights oh so well.

I won't post the image, as it's got lots of naughty words in it.
##SNIP##

I hope Tommy "knuckle dragger" Robinson gets sent down for a long time, in a mainly Asian wing of a prison.


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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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Yeah.. it wasn't a law he broke, but the terms of his conditions of bail.

So it's his fault.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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funny how all muslim are not the same but all the EDL are......perfect logic.

the EDL have a legitmate argument did you not read the op the major of tower hamlets openly admits hes pushing for islam. we live in a secular country this kind of BS needs to be stopped. its much more dangeros than a few ex footy hooligans who turn up anywere theres a crowd and they think thay can relive there "hay day"

its also funny that when the EDL protest without the UAF(rent a mob) theres never any trouble......so who is the scum again?



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by Aceofclubs
funny how all muslim are not the same but all the EDL are......perfect logic.

the EDL have a legitmate argument did you not read the op the major of tower hamlets openly admits hes pushing for islam. we live in a secular country this kind of BS needs to be stopped. its much more dangeros than a few ex footy hooligans who turn up anywere theres a crowd and they think thay can relive there "hay day"

its also funny that when the EDL protest without the UAF(rent a mob) theres never any trouble......so who is the scum again?


Ever noticed how the marxists and reds like to label them as "thick", "morons", "idiots"? Now I don't support the EDL, but throwing personal insults just highlights how out of touch these commie groups really are with the "working people" they claim to represent. For many working people, immigration is a real concern and worry.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by Misoir
Is Lib Dems, Labour, or Tory bringing the issue up critically?

Yes, the Tories especially. UKIP as well.



posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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Still a MSM blackout on his hunger strike I see.



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