Tommy Robinson is Free, For Now…

Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defense League, has been released on bail after winning an appeal.  Tommy was jailed for “contempt of court” while streaming on Facebook live, outside a courthouse.  He was trying to show the defendants on an recently finished trial about a child rape gang case.  For further context, what he was streaming was all already public knowledge, however the case had “reporting restrictions”.  Robinson is a free speech advocate and has been a harsh critic of Muslims in the UK, stating they are not compatible with the culture and customs of the UK.  Here is the video about him being arrested…

After watching this, I’ve seen no reason for him to be arrested, but I am no master at UK law.  Immediately after his arrest, he was sentenced to 13 months.  He also had a previous suspended sentence, for filming a trial where four men where convicted of gang raping a 16 year old girl.

Now with most of the media, you’ll see little sympathy from them, and instead find things like this…

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The media typically uses “far-right” or “alt-right” to discredit people that don’t agree with them.  Needless to say, I’m a bit skeptical about what they say about him after seeing far-right plastered everywhere.  After some digging, and a lot of hit pieces on the guy, I found this presentation from him.  It outlines his life and his constant battle with the law, and is worth a watch if you want to know his perspective on the matters, which puts this new arrest into context.

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