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Tommy Robinson: EDL founder begs Trump to grant him political asylum in US

10 comments, 223 views, posted 3:35 pm 09/07/2019 in News by dr3n
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Inept, insecure, uniquely dysfunctional

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oh wait...

what a fucking pilock..! does he know how big the milkshakes are in the US??


Tommy Robinson: EDL founder begs Trump to grant him political asylum in US

Tommy Robinson has launched a public appeal for Donald Trump to grant him "political asylum" as he faces imprisonment.

The anti-Islam activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found to have committed contempt of court last week.

Ahead of his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Robinson appeared on the InfoWars conspiracy channel to broadcast a message to the US president.

“I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case,” he said on Monday. “I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work.”

Robinson claimed that he would be killed if he is jailed, alleging that British prisons are “controlled by jihadi gangs”.

“This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family – we love the United States, I have no future here [in Britain],” he added. “The country has fallen.”

Robinson ranted about “globalists”, the media and “political correctness”, accusing the British government of trying to “silence" him.

Host Alex Jones claimed that Mr Trump “would be watching” and vowed to send a video of Robinson’s appeal to the White House.

Tommy Robinson faces up to two years in prison for contempt of court
There was no immediate comment from the State Department over whether they have received a formal request from Robinson, or would consider one.

A spokesperson said that all visa applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and that they could not speculate on whether someone may be eligible.

Robinson has enjoyed mounting American backing, with Donald Trump Jr tweeting in his support and the president's ambassador for international religious freedom raising his imprisonment with the British government last year.

Republican members of the US Congress later invited Robinson to speak in Washington, but he was not granted a visa in time to attend the event in November.

He has previously been refused entry to the US because of criminal convictions for violence, drug possession and public order offences.

Robinson was jailed for using a friend’s passport to travel to New York illegally in 2012.

Tommy Robinson outside the Old Bailey in London after being found in contempt of court by High Court judges (PA)
An American think-tank, the Middle East Forum, has also been supporting Robinson and funded “Free Tommy” protests after he was jailed last year.

Following a re-hearing of the same case, High Court judges found the 36-year-old had broken a reporting restriction on grooming trials at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.

The Independent revealed that Robinson’s Facebook live video sparked an application by five defence lawyers to dismiss a jury who were deliberating on charges against men who groomed and raped girls in Huddersfield.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC dismissed the application and the defendants were convicted, in the second of three linked trials that saw 20 men jailed.

Judges ruled that Robinson also interfered with the course of justice by “aggressively confronting and filming” some of the defendants and said his Facebook live “gave rise to a substantial risk that the course of justice in that case would be seriously impeded”.

“In our judgment, the respondent’s conduct in each of those respects amounted to a serious interference with the administration of justice,” said Dame Victoria Sharp.

Robinson, who previously suggested he would appeal the ruling, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday morning.

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3:42 pm 09/07/2019

dr3n

you couldn't write it could you?

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5:56 pm 09/07/2019

griffin

Some tulip, right enough.

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4:43 pm 11/07/2019

dr3n

Newsflash: Tommy Robinson gets a longer sentence than most of his supporters can construct...

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5:48 pm 11/07/2019

REALITY

I know he's a complete twat but he didn't deserve this.

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5:51 pm 11/07/2019

Flee

agreed. UK is getting good at it. Dankula too. Joke was in bad taste but didn't deserve any of that.

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6:19 pm 11/07/2019

griffin

Quote by REALITY:
I know he's a complete twat but he didn't deserve this.


I think he did. He could have have invalidated the trial, and ultimately have bad hombres going free. They say 'contempt of court', but this isn't some dude calling the judge a wanker. Interference like that isn't going to be tolerated by any court.

"...the judges found he had encouraged others "to harass a defendant by finding him, knocking on his door, following him, and watching him".

This created "a real risk that the course of justice would be seriously impeded", [the judge] said."

"an aggravating feature was his previous offending and referred to his 11 convictions including for offences of violence, public order, disobedience to court orders, and fraud."

"His sentence at the Old Bailey was made up of six months for the Leeds contempt plus three months for an earlier contempt committed at Canterbury crown court in 2017. He was told that the time he previously spent behind bars would be taken into account, reducing his sentence to 19 weeks, of which he will serve half."

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6:31 pm 11/07/2019

dr3n

Ssssshhhhh... Its enough that he's publicly asked for asylum..

That and Katie Hopkins promising to visit him in jail once a week from now on..

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7:24 pm 11/07/2019

dr3n

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2:28 pm 12/07/2019

tricpe

Quote:
what a fucking pilock..! does he know how big the milkshakes are in the US??

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