Anti-Islamisation campaigner Tommy Robinson has slammed British Prime Minister Theresa May for her attack on President Donald Trump after he retweeted a controversial anti-mass migration activist, saying her virtue signalling about the “far right” detracts from the issue of radical Islamic terrorism and Islamism.
Following criticism from the political elite, including from Prime Minister May and left-wing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, after President Trump retweeted a series of videos from Britain First leader Jayda Fransen, anti-Islamisation campaigner Tommy Robinson told Breitbart News Daily host and Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam that he was “embarrassed” by the prime minister’s comments and fears she may have thrown a good Brexit deal with the U.S. under the bus.
“I feel completely embarrassed and I want the American public to understand that the majority of British people do not feel this way; this is an agenda being pushed by the media. We don’t feel this way at all,” Robinson said.
The English Defence League founder also slammed the prime minister for focussing on the “far right” rather than on the global issue of repressive Islamist regimes and Islamic terrorism.
“Our prime minister watches a video of a man getting thrown off a rooftop and a statue of the Virgin Mary being smashed on the floor… and she’s talking about the far right,” Robinson told Kassam.
“Two days ago… two men were arrested in the late preparations of a sophisticated terror attack. Why is our country not up in arms about that? It is happening every week.
“In the last seven months, we have had four terror attacks where children were killed, women stabbed in the throat, vehicular attacks… rather than Theresa May talking about this, she is on her high horse talking about tweets.”
“I think what Trump has done here is shone a light on the hypocrisy and what we’re up against,” Robinson added.
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On free speech in the UK, the activist affirmed: “We live in a post-free speech era.”
“I faced nine years of harassment, persecution, and arrests for speaking about Islam,” he said, adding: “No matter what your politics are, we are in Britain and we have freedom of speech and freedom of assembly and we should be free to do that.”
“The country I thought I lived in when I started my activism is different to the country I thought we lived in.
“We live in a post-free speech era. It’s a facade that we have free speech. Anyone who steps outside the status quo will have the full force of the media, the state, and the establishment thrown at them to destroy them.”