If you aren’t familiar with the name Tommy Robinson then you need to get out more. Tommy is arguably the most vocal and most influential defender of free speech on the planet and millions of people follow him on social media. He’s also an outspoken critic of radical Islam.
Tommy is from and lives in England and you’ve probably realized by now that free speech is not very popular over there these days.
In fact, Tommy was recently put in jail and handed a year prison sentence simply for filming convicted sexual predators in a public place.
From Fox News:
The arrest and jailing of British right-wing activist Tommy Robinson for covering a child grooming trial has led to an outpouring of anger from conservative political figures in the U.S. and Europe — with Donald Trump Jr. citing it as a reason “for the original Brexit.”
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Lennon, was arrested Friday outside a court in Leeds for filming men accused of being part of a gang that groomed children. Britain has been rocked by an epidemic of child sex scandals perpetuated by gangs of predominantly Muslim men.
Fox News reported Friday that he had been jailed for 13 months for contempt of court, but British media initially were unable to report on the sentence due to a reporting ban slapped on the case by the judge. That ban was lifted Tuesday after appeals by media outlets.
Robinson is a polarizing figure in the U.K. Supporters say he speaks out against political correctness and the growing influence of Islamic extremism, while opponents claim he is a racist who stokes fear and division, and note that he has previous convictions.
The mainstream media likes to call Tommy “far-right” but that’s basically what they call everyone who speaks out against radical Islam and out of control mass migration.
Things just went from bad to worse for Tommy.
According to reports, he was sent to a violent prison and many believe that’s a death sentence.
U.K. officials have moved political prisoner Tommy Robinson from the safety of Hull prison, where he was serving out a 13-month sentence, to Onley, near Birmingham.
The move, which happened on June 12, effectively hurls Robinson into what supporters say is certain death.
Onley, a notoriously violent prison, is overrun by Muslim gangs and has a reputation for riots. InfoWars’s Paul Joseph Watson is reporting Onley has a 71 per cent Muslim population.
Watson tweeted inmates were banging on Robinson’s cell all night chanting death threats. According to a press release, Robinson’s family confirms he has received numerous death threats from Muslim inmates who object to Robinson’s critique of radical Islam.
They’ve also reported he is sleeping in an unheated cell that has nothing but a thin mattress. The family believes the abrupt move, which happened without warning, was intended to disrupt a new legal appeal being put together in his defense.
The government knows this is dangerous. They know he could die in jail. They know about the many Muslims who have called for him to be killed.
The government doesn’t care.
UPDATE: There has been some push back as to how many Muslims are actually in this new prison. Some reports are saying the 71% figure is inaccurate but there is no denying that Tommy’s life is in danger and that he has been wrongfully imprisoned. Even if the jail is 2% Muslim, his life has been threatened by jihadists countless times over the last few years. People close to him are claiming this prison is dangerous while other sources downplay the situation. We will keep you updated.