'PRIME MINISTER ROBINSON'... IT HAS A NICE RING TO IT.
Elsa Schieder PhD is a former professor of Humanities at John Abbott College in Canada. She blogs and conducts interviews, focussing on Western rights and freedoms.
On May 23, 2018, I did an interview with my friend, Tommy Robinson. He was feeling great, very appreciative of his ever-growing support. He was getting a hero’s welcome in many places. Neither of us has a clue what was coming: his arrest and imprisonment in just 2 days. The day was warm and sunny. So was the mood.
Re the interview: it’s a rare look at Tommy up close and personal – Tommy at 18, his views on people who say it’s too late, his thoughts on the future, his thinking on Muslims vs Islam.
Two days after the interview, the word went out: Tommy Robinson has been arrested again. This time, it is for (supposedly) disturbing the peace. He was going about his business of being a reporter - not on the side of those in power.
His arrest brings up thoughts of people like Gandhi and Mandela. Gandhi was arrested over and over. Mandela (a true danger to the state) spent 27 years in prison. Both spoke out against those in power, and both demanded change.
Tommy previously spent 22 weeks in solitary confinement - his choice, to increase his chances of staying alive while being held among violent Islamic offenders, including Islamic murderers. Not a good place to be, when you care about, and speak out about, indigenous British girls targeted by Islamic "grooming" gangs.
There are major differences between Gandhi, Mandela and Tommy. Gandhi was a lawyer - well educated. Mandela was the son of a tribal leader - a prince, one might say.
Tommy is working class. In fact, the mainstream media has smeared him for his class background, for instance as a football hooligan.
The largest difference is that Mandela was arrested for his involvement in major terrorism, with massive amounts of bomb-making material; and he never spoke out against this or against terrorism; instead he kept close to the ANC (the group he was tied to), despite the horrific murders done by ANC people in the name of the ANC. Gandhi was also initially involved in violent activities. (For more on Mandela and Gandhi, search out Stefan Molyneux' excellent videos on The Truth about Mandela, and The Truth about Gandhi.)
"Of course you can be a mass murderer and a hero of the people Fidel; you just need the right public relations team."
He has also always been openly and strongly against racism as well as homophobia - against discrimination against individuals.
His protest has always been against an ideology, Islamic ideology - because Islamic ideology, as expressed repeatedly in the Quran, is against Western human rights and freedoms. It upholds, for instance, violence against non-Islamic people (such as vulnerable indigenous British girls). He has also always been against behaviours that violate human rights - like the "grooming" of indigenous British girls by largely Islamic rape gangs, and against the inaction of the police, social workers and government officials who turned a blind eye for decades.
However, while there are differences between Mandela, Gandhi and Tommy, perhaps there is a huge connection. Perhaps we are seeing, once again, a major political leader in the making.
Tommy Robinson, a man with the courage to keep speaking out, and with an amazing capacity to lead.
Perhaps Tommy will be the next great leader of Great Britain.
A few key points on the arrest: he was ostensibly arrested for reporting information; but this was information already publicly available. He was reporting in the same location as other reporters who were not arrested. His solicitor was told he was being released, so did not show up to defend him. But Tommy was not released. Instead, within 5 hours, he was sentenced to 13 months in jail.
He was, by the way, disturbing the peace – the peace of those against Western human rights and freedoms, the peace of authorities who have, for decades, not protected rape victims against overwhelmingly Islamic “grooming” gangs.
Within a couple of days, well over half a million people worldwide have signed the petition asking for his release. Protests erupted worldwide - Australia, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, as well as Great Britain, of course. More are planned.
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