He may have gone quiet since being unsuccessful in his efforts to be elected as an MEP, but Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, always has his loyal fan base to speak out. And speak out they are doing - in a way which the Police and security services hopefully will be monitoring, perhaps even taking action.
If that sounds serious, it is because what is being discussed - openly - by those who call themselves Lennon’s fans is not merely bigoted and unequivocally racist, it is encouraging violence and indeed killing. Not only that, but some of the individuals in those conversations are readily identifiable. Here’s some of what they have been discussing.
While one contributor muses “It’s gonna happen soon the BRITISH will attack the Police soon big time, the scum cops won’t know what hit them”, another admits “I wouldn’t mind shooting a few Antifa and Muslim terrorists … We need firearms by then … Lots of fire power … And we need to gain support from the British Army”.
That was particularly nasty, but arguably worse was the echo of 1930s Nazism in the comment “We had many Anzac ceremonies stopped here in Australia for fear of violence, the one day of Veterans live for taken because of sub human filth”. The author of those sentiments has already been identified. And there was more. Rather a lot more.
The same commenter asserted “Just give every patriot a gun. If the cops are siding with the terrorists, that means they are seen as terrorists as well. We fuck up whoever wants to fuck us up, fair enough”, while another who is in the process of being identified added “Also wear your Christian cross let it be seen”.
Homophobia is also on the menu where Lennon’s fans are concerned, typical of the genre being “LGBT (Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon and Tomato) [is] the sandwich of choice for these freaks (and there are millions of them) … UK and morality really have collapsed, gone to the dogs, it’s abysmal and evident for all to see … use your eyes, we are no longer world leaders, we are now officially third world”. And it gets worse.
Another contributor ventured “Shoot these rapists, paedophiles and terrorists on sight. They only come to the west for destruction, they ain’t compatible with human beings at all. If you don’t kill them, they will come after you and your children and women”, along with a rant about Saudi Arabia, and the old chestnut “Send them all back home”.
One prize specimen, responding to the idea that there should be “a purge on them”, asserted “I’d not have any compunction for doing that. It’s pointless to let our moral high grounds hinder us from protecting our country. They want to kill us all anyway. If we don’t wipe them out before they can do further harm to our people, your country will not be yours in a matter of time”. Then another participant fantasises about putting his “pork products” up against a Muslim woman’s shopping at a supermarket checkout.
Quite apart from the scale of ignorance on view, the casual consideration of violence and desire to get hold of lethal weaponry, the contempt for authority is worrying
So it’s good to know that the authorities are being kept informed. More on this later.
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