The English Defence League
Tommy Robinson: Why I Started the English Defence League
(17 October 2018)
"It's a long one but will give
you a true idea of who I am, not what the Fake news media say I am"
/ Viewers' comments: "The entire sane world is behind
you, Tommy. Don't give up" / "This is the speech that
woke me up to what you actually believe. Before this I believed the
fake news" / "This is the video that first red-pilled
me" / "This is where I learnt who the real Tommy
Robinson is and what he's trying to do" / "Everyone
should watch this who wants to know the real truth about Tommy"
/ "Would be so good if all those Antifa idiots would take an
hour out of their lives to at least get an understanding of what
Tommy stands for and how he has been persecuted by the establishment
and MSM yet still puts himself on the line" / "This
should be shown in all schools in Britain. Maybe one day it will be"
Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment
the State, by Tommy Robinson, pp.92-104
|"[T]he EDL would never have some into being but for
the actions of the Bedfordshire Police ... It all began
on the day of the Luton homecoming of the 2nd Battalion
of the Royal Anglian Regiment, recently returned from
Afghanistan, when between them the bureaucrats and
police managed to inflame an entire town. It's easy to
blame Sayful Islam and his extremist friends who
screamed and spat their hatred in the faces of our
troops that day - but it was the police and politicians
who allowed and I would even say encouraged them to do
it. It didn't have to happen ...
"We send those lads off to fight in Iraq and
Afghanistan and all kinds of worldwide hellholes. If
they can't march back through a British town in
recognition of their service, then we really have lost
the war ... It was a simple mark of respect, of
honouring our troops ... Sayful's group ... had placards
calling our troops 'Butchers of Basra' and saying 'Anglian
soldiers go to hell' ... There were more and more
Muslims turning up to join that group and, as word got
around, there were more and more Luton people coming ...
"The weekend after they cancelled the St George's Day
parade, we arranged the first demonstration of the UPL -
the United People of Luton ... We just wanted to parade
through the town centre, to the war memorial, to have a
minute's silence and a round of applause for our
soldiers. That was all ... [but] the police said we were
not allowed to march ... these were ordinary Luton men
and women, just wanting to pay their respects ...
"[What] happened over those few weeks in 2009 had
brought a lot of things home to me, not just with regard
to what [was] happening to my town, but to my country
too. It wasn't just the threat to every aspect of
British life posed by the Muslim radicals, but what
looked and felt like a conspiracy of the British state
to not only allow it, but encourage it ...
"I've asked myself many times, would the EDL have
happened if the police and the council had calmly
escorted our first demonstration to the war memorial and
let ordinary men and women pay their respects? I don't
know. Maybe it would. But after what we experienced that
summer of 2009 there wasn't a decision to make. Someone
had to speak up about what was happening and it might as
well be me ... I certainly couldn't have imagined that I
would effectively be declared an enemy of the state just
for speaking a few unpalatable , inconvenient truths."
the State, by Tommy Robinson, p.100-101
|"I told the police in no uncertain terms that unless
they let us get to the memorial, the whole town was
going to go up. People were raging. ... [The police]
went round swooping on the houses of the lads they'd
identified from the first UPL demo, arresting them and
making it part of their bail conditions that they could
not enter the town centre, 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, for three months ...
"So if you don't think that
balaclavas are a good look, that they appear
intimidating, paramilitary, and as if people have
something to hide, I'd have to agree with you. In a free
and democratic society, where there's freedom of speech
and people are allowed to gather and protest, they
wouldn't be necessary. In my experience however, the
only people who have that privilege in this country are
left-wing and Islamic extremists ...
"On the day of the second UPL demo ... Rival factions
and gangs, lads who hate each other, all came together
under this one banner ... today we were all Luton, we
were all England. We met up at a pub ... and brought
about the same number of balaclavas. Why? Because lots
of the lads there, exercising their democratic right to
protest, had effectively had that freedom cynically
removed from them by the police, not out of any desire
for justice, but to simply jackboot them down. To
"The lads who were banned by the police from the town
centre turned up anyway. So I told them - from the
minute we leave the pub, don't take the balaclavas off.
That way the police don't know who's who, and so long as
we don't break the law, everyone should be fine. The
balaclavas might look bad, but they shouldn't be
the State, by Tommy Robinson, pp.70,76,79-81
|"Things changed a lot for me with the Beslan
massacre. Watching television images of parents turning
up outside school and hearing [their children] screaming
as the gunshots were going off inside. Their children
were being executed in cold blood. I didn't have
children then, but you didn't have to, to imagine what
those poor people were going through ...
commonplace today, murdering children, as we've seen
with ISIS, but even writing this so many years on, it's
as though that happened yesterday. Beslan shook me. And
then along came this character Sayful Islam preaching
that our kids too are ripe for being rounded up and
executed in their classrooms and that he would celebrate
"I was angry at the time at what was happening in
Luton, but I was curious, so I started trying to find
out more about these people, and during that process, of
looking into what lay behind Beslan, it seemed that the
only people talking about it, getting angry, were the
BNP. And I didn't know anything much about them ... Much
is made by the Tommy Robinson-haters of my brief
flirtation with the BNP. It was brief. Very brief. And
it ended in tears ...
"I think it was one of the older blokes at football
who started talking about the BNP and mentioned it to a
few of us younger lads ... I spoke to a bloke who was
their organiser for our area, and ... I went along to
the first meeting with my uncle and listened, mostly.
They had a guest speaker, gave out loads of literature
and they were talking what I thought was plain common
sense about the whole range of Muslim/Islamic issues. I
suppose I was reasonably impressed with it, so I signed
up for a membership and decided to bring the football
lads to the next meeting.
"These guys had become my best friends, they had
become my community. I never gave a minute's thought to
their colour or background. We met up and went along ...
As we walked through the door, this organiser said,
'They'll have to wait here', and he was on about the
black lads - Isaac, Little Craigy and Webster. I
could not believe it. I simply could not believe it. We
stopped the entire meeting, right there and then. In
fact, Searchlight, the Marxist rag, documented it as the
time the Luton MIGs fell out with the BNP. I told them
straight out, 'You think you are having a meeting, in
our pub, on our estate, in our town, that we have
brought you people to, but you're not letting our
friends come in?' ...
"[A]nd that was that with the BNP as far as I was
concerned. ... Sure, I'd joined the BNP after that first
meeting, taken out a family membership on a 12 month
deal for only £60. But as people could subsequently see
when they hacked the BNP membership list and published
it, I didn't renew my membership. It was a very brief
relationship. You probably think I was naive for not
realising that the BNP was a racist group. I'm sure I
was. In those days I didn't even know who Nick Griffin
was, let alone that he used to be a senior member of the
National Front. I was young and not every well educated
in those matters. After that incident the BNP didn't
feature much on the landscape in Luton at all - I don't
even think they've stood anyone as a Parliamentary
candidate since then.
"I'd grown up with mates of every different colour
and background and that was never the issue for me. It
was this ideology that was preaching hatred of my
country on my doorstep. Why should men and women be
discounted from standing up for the nation of either
their birth or adoption because they're black, Asian or
anything else? That's racist. And I've never considered
myself racist, whatever the world likes to think."
Enemy of the State
The following is
an extract from the book
Enemy of the State by Tommy Robinson
"The explosive story of Tommy
Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League. Tommy
describes the brutal truths about growing up in Luton, a town
plagued by Islamic extremism and violent gangs. When Tommy led a
street protest of ordinary townsfolk in support of British troops,
they were met by police batons and brutality. And when the EDL grew
out of that conflict, the state turned all of its might against him,
destroying his livelihood, disrupting his family and ultimately
throwing him to the violent Muslim underworld that runs England's
prison system. Arrested and held on trumped up charges, while
receiving a series of death threats, he takes readers through the
traumatic EDL years, his ordeal at the hands of the justice system
and how he was even imprisoned to prevent him speaking to the Oxford
Union. When all else failed, a shady division of Scotland Yards
tried blackmailing Tommy into working for them. Saying 'no' cost him
his home. If you believe in British justice and freedom of speech,
you need to read this book."
"By turns riveting, frustrating, and
inspiring, it tells the story of an ordinary working-class lad - a
good soul and solid friend, if a bit of a mischief-maker - who
gradually came to understand that his country faced an existential
threat from an enemy within, and, driven by a conscience of
remarkable magnitude, became an activist. What was it, exactly, that
drove Tommy to activism? Well, to begin with, his hometown, Luton,
where he still lives, was a place where he had friends, white and
black and brown, from a wide range of backgrounds - but where one
tightly-knit group, namely Muslims, seemed to hold all the cards,
standing apart from (and above) all the others, refusing to blend
in, treating the kafir with arrogance and contempt..." [Source].
Patriots, Traitors, Invaders
in the comments section here
"Here's a tale of
sold their country to invaders.
The first was shot in forty-five,
But many more are still alive.
When was there a referendum,
'Ere our traitors thought to send 'em?
Rivers of blood would be the cost,
Enoch was right, now Britain's lost.
Bombs and bullets, acid and knives,
Vans on pavements destroying lives.
Showing rape gangs now forbidden,
Poor old Tommy he's imprisoned,
While to jihadis flats are given,
And ISIS killers all forgiven.
"Hitler's Nazis could
What our Quislings done in damage!
If Churchill were around today,
I'm confident that he would say:
'In older and more modern time,
Treason must be capital crime,
Patriots must be supported,
And invaders all deported,
Till our girls walk unmolested,
After British metal's* tested.'
Will saving Blighty come too late,
Before the Saxon learns to hate?
If saving's coming, it can't wait,
Or Islam will be Britain's fate.
* Please see the
author's footnote re metal/mettle.
"The British state already tells you what
you can and can't say.
It informs you who must be respected and who hated. It lets you know, in
no uncertain terms, how you are to address people.
It wags its finger at you if you step ever so slightly from a straight
line it has painted ahead of you" [source].
despicable soviet hellhole once renowned for its creation of the Common Law
is setting up the martyrdom of Tommy Robinson ...
Justice has taken her scales and fled the blighted land that he chose to stand
"No man escapes when freedom fails / The best of men rot in
And those who cry appease appease / Are hung by those they try to please"
[quoted in comments at
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,
when men rose up against us:
Then they had swallowed us up quick ... Then the waters had overwhelmed us ...
Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:
the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD"
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