Former EDL head man Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, has demonstrated that he has a zero tolerance stance on paedophiles. They are, in his judgment, A Very Bad Thing Indeed, even if they aren’t. We know this after Lennon pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge after he and his pal Caolan Robertson had tried to film within the precincts of Canterbury Crown Court.
Lennon and his pal turned up seeking to put some of their polite questions to four men standing trial for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl. These, he had already concluded, were “Muslim Paedos”. The repeated assertion - Robertson also made the claim - that the four were already guilty was in retrospect not a wise move. It may have been a contributory factor in Lennon being subsequently arrested in a dawn raid.
Mo Ansar has previously confirmed Lennon’s stance on paedophiles, telling that he “seemed happiest when slotted into his groove - a well-rehearsed hustings tirade conflating Islam with terrorism, paedophilia and sharia”. And there’s the problem: Lennon is on the case with paedophiles, but only if they are Muslims. To underscore this, we need look no further than the line-up for tomorrow’s Day for Freedom gathering.
In addition to Lauren Southern and Martin Sellner (subject to them evading the minor problem of being banned from the UK), the likes of Mark Meechan (aka Count Dankula), and Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam, the display will also include one Milo Yiannopoulos. That’s the same Milo Yiannopoulos who was dropped by CPAC, his publisher, Breitbart and many of his fans after he was caught advocating for paedophilia.
You read that right: Yiannopoulos was caught on audio saying paedophilia was OK. After talking about older men having sexual relationships with “young boys”, he asserted “You’re misunderstanding what paedophilia means! Paedophilia is not a sexual attraction to somebody 13 years old who is sexually mature”. Those prepared to give the rest of Yiannopoulos’ hate speech tendency a free pass finally got the message.
One of those recoiling at The Great Man’s gaffe responded “There is absolutely NO excuse for Milo, or anyone, defending child abuse or being permissive about pedophilia. None. Ever. It's horrible”. Another referenced all the other Milo nastiness: “Milo's women-hating, racist, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-trans comments are OK, but defense of Pedophilia MIGHT be the red line, guys”. It certainly was.
But now, Yiannopoulos is to be welcomed by Stephen Lennon, who is so keen to go after alleged paedophiles if they are Muslims, and will share a platform with Kassam, showing just how much distance Breitbart have really put between themselves and someone who said that it was OK to have sex with 13-year-olds.
So just remember what that Day for Freedom is about: it’s about giving a platform to someone who advocates for the freedom to screw 13-year-olds. And that someone is being invited along by Stephen Lennon. What a stinking hypocrite.