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He intends to use it against Islam, he intends to use it against political correctness, and he intends to use it against his opponents.
Robinson wants to stop the building of mosques, to prompt the ban of Sharia courts. His views are, to many, abhorrent, intolerable, and provocative.
He has been branded as “racist” and “bigoted.” Entire groups from all over Britain attend his rallies to try and shut him down because of his anti-Islam stance. The former English Defence League (EDL) leader refuses to accept accusations he is spreading hate, because in his words, it is his “right” to say what he wants about any religion he chooses.
In the UK, free speech is not set out in law – but it is assumed through the nation’s association with the European Convention of Human Rights, and various case law.
Thank you, sir. The Muslims around me were protesting that @TRobinsonNewEra supports ‘faggots’ and is a ‘faggot supporter’. I hope that clarifies things for you x #SpeakerCorner pic.twitter.com/6jY54pgNFH
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 18, 2018
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An American citizen is being unlawfully detained by the British government. Her crime? Traveling to the UK to interview Tommy Robinson. https://t.co/8aLws1jTrM
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) March 10, 2018
Sellner was on his way to give a speech that authorities say would cause “tension among local communities and possibly incite hatred.”
Brittany Pettibone & Martin Sellner are being held in a detention centre in London. They have been there for 2 days and don’t know when they will be allowed to leave. The immigration officer told Brittany she was being detained for ‘planning to meet Tommy Robinson, an extremist”
— Caolan Robertson (@CaolanRob) March 10, 2018
“Yesterday, Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone were detained by the UK Government and effectively declared political dissidents. The government has decided that Martin’s talk about free speech is too dangerous to be heard. Don’t worry, some of our activists will be reading his speech at Speakers’ Corner at noon tomorrow in his stead. We can’t allow either the far left or the government to silence us,” a statement from the British GI chapter read.
On Saturday 7th October, the Football Lads Alliance marched in London against Islamic terrorism and sharia in Britain.
The march drew tens of thousands of people, but the media largely ignored it.
If they did talk about it, they called the FLA “racist.”