Jihad Watch : Sharia justice in the UK. My latest in FrontPage: As Tommy Robinson headed into court for his sentencing Thursday, he wore a t-shirt
that read: “Convicted of Journalism.” And it’s true.
Tommy Robinson is
heading back to jail for doing what journalists routinely do: ask
questions of defendants heading into courtrooms. The gaggle of
establishment media journalists who peppered Tommy himself with
questions as he entered the court have not been arrested. British authorities claimed that Tommy Robinson had prejudiced the
outcome of the trial of several members of a Muslim rape gang. This is
arrant nonsense: the trial had been completed, and Tommy was asking them
what they thought of their having been convicted. There was, however, a
gag order on the proceedings, and it was on the basis of the claim that
Tommy violated that gag order that he is now back in prison.
Why was the gag order put into place? The obvious reason is that the
British government and law enforcement authorities are deeply
embarrassed by their abysmal record in dealing with Muslim rape gangs.
In just one city, Rotherham, British officials “described
their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators
for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction
from their managers not to do so.” Nor did this happen only in Rotherham; all over the country,
authorities let Muslim rape gangs run rampant for fear of being charged
with “racism” and “Islamophobia” if they did anything about them.
is just what happened to Tommy Robinson when he dared to call attention
to these gangs and the Islamic motivation behind their activities. The
Muslim rape gangs went unreported, unprosecuted, and in general
unstopped because of far-Left organizations including Hope Not Hate,
Faith Matters, and Tell Mama, which waged relentless war against anyone
and everyone who spoke out about this issue.
They demonized as
“Islamophobic,” “hateful” and “bigoted” anyone who said that there were
Muslim rape gangs at all, and that they had to be stopped. They led the
campaign to ban Pamela Geller and me from entering the country, when one
of the events we had discussed going to was a rally against the Muslim