About 100 protestors, reportedly members of the English Defence League, clashed with police in London tonight after the grisly terror-related “cleaver” attack on the streets of Woolwich earlier today, the LBC site said.
A Sky News correspondent at the scene observed:
“As soon as the EDL got into the town centre… it became not only a lot harder for the police to try and contain anything, but also the aggression (increased) quite considerably. A few missiles have been thrown, glass bottles and the like. The police are trying to surround them and they’ve been charging them as well with batons.”
A few hours after the Woolwich terror attack and leading up to the riot, LBC noted that two men were arrested following separate attacks on local mosques.
In the midst of the violence is the story of a mother and “cub scout leader” who reportedly confronted the cleaver-wielding terrorists after their attack earlier today, telling them to hand over their weapons and that “It’s only you versus many people. You are going to lose.”
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Tommy Robinson (Stephen Lennon), leader of the anti-sharia English Defence League (EDL), is the UK’s most high profile prisoner of conscience. It seems that he is being treated differently as a result of his political profile. This does not just refer to his imprisonment but also to the way the British state is treating him now it has him in its power.
British Freedom (H/T bains) Following an international outcry he was moved from a dangerous part of Wandsworth Prison. However, it now appears that he is being denied his basic rights for politically motivated reasons. We have received the following information from a reliable source concerning Tommy’s present circumstances:
1. He is still in the same clothes he went to prison in.
2. They are refusing to allow him clean/ fresh clothes — family members took clothing in but they would not allow it to be handed over.
3. He has received no mail or money from anyone and he knows his wife gave in a postal order for a large amount whilst visiting.
4. He is being refused all privileges.
5. With no money he cannot purchase razors, food etc. and is having to eat the slops provided.
6. He was arrested with £90 but at the prison when asking for his money he was told he didn’t have any. Where has this £90 gone?
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Last night, it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request.
The news broke on TheBlazeTV’s “Wilkow!” hosted by Andrew Wilkow, by best-selling author, Ed Klein who said the legal counsel to Clinton had informed him of this information.
Klein also said that those same sources said that former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife [Hillary] to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya, which would almost certainly result in President Obama losing the election.
Klein explained that everyone knew what was happening in Benghazi from the CIA to the National Security Agency and that there’s intelligence cables that have not been released.
Wilkow asked, “If everybody knew this including the White House, who would have given the order to go in and save the ambassador?”
Klein, “The President…he should have given the order to use the rapid reaction force…”
Wilkow, “Not Petraeus?”
Klein, “Well it has to come from the president.”
Wilkow also asked Klein about Valerie Jarrett who’s the Senior Advisor to Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, and her role in this cover-up.
Klein said, “We don’t know but we can only assume that every action that the president takes, and he said so, he is on the record saying “I don’t take any actions without passing it by Valerie Jarrett”… so we have to assume that Valerie Jarrett whose also by the way, hooked into the Chicago campaign line…she has a direct line to David Axlerod, was a part of this whole cover-up in the White House.”
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Americans died in Benghazi and our commander in chief did nothing to stop it.
Worse yet, senior U.S. officials were reportedly watching a live drone feed of a jihadist swarm pillaging a diplomatic outpost of the United States. Security officers on the ground in Libya at the annex facility were pleading for backup, and it was denied — three separate times.
We have finally learned the enraging truth of the Benghazi debacle.
President Obama, or one of his most senior and powerful advisors, should have called in the cavalry right away. The opposite calculation was made — “stand down” security officers on the ground were told. We have the most powerful military the world has ever seen, but the White House left it to a handful of brave Americans grossly outnumbered to fight their way out of a massive terrorist ambush.
This deplorable decision was made at the highest level. All Americans must demand to know why. There must be accountability.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said today that the Pentagon didn’t have enough real-time information to respond. But communication with officers on the ground at the annex in Benghazi, and the live drone feed of the attack, provide enough insight to see through this “fog of war” falsehood.
Action was not only possible in Benghazi — it was a steadfast obligation for the commander in chief. Libya is not the interior of Mainland China nor the vast interior of Siberia. It is within striking distance of multiple U.S. air bases. Libya doesn’t have any real air defense and no foreign government needed to be advised of the mission. A rescue party should have been dispatched immediately, with orders to secure all Americans.
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As bad as things are trending here in the States, Europe and most assuredly the UK are in full meltdown. The crackdown on counter jihad activists is tantamount to national suicide. Does the British government think it is in the national security interest to crush those who are fighting fascism, sharia and islamization? They will silence the reasonable and moderate. If the upper echelons of the British government (and don’t kid yourself, these orders are coming from on high) destroy the EDL, more radical movements will replace it.
It’s all quite horrible. I know these men, They are good, decent and fine.
The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for the once-great Britain. The leaders of the English Defence League (EDL), Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, were among those arrested, as well as Paul Weston of the British Freedom Party (BFP). I spoke with Kevin Carroll about his recent arrest and that of Robinson and Weston, and he told me the appalling details.
Carroll told me that British authorities tried everything in the book to stop him from running for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Bedfordshire Police Authority. Nonetheless, he officially won the right to run for PCC last Friday. But then the very next day, British authorities carried out these mass arrests of EDL and BFP members, stripping them and forcing them to wear white paper overalls like those that are given to incarcerated terrorists. They were allowed no phone calls.
Meanwhile, British police raided the homes of Carroll, Robinson, and three others who had been arrested. “They absolutely ransacked mine,” Carroll told me. “They smashed the door off and wrecked my home. They took my only vehicle, with all the tools of my trade inside, and impounded it, as well as Tommy’s car.” The police the bomb squad, forensics teams and sniffer dogs spent seven and a half hours stripping Carroll’s van to the bone. “When they finished,” he said, “they found nothing! They loaded it up with bugs and GPS monitors and threw everything in the back; it looks like it’s been in a blender.”
After smashing the door to Carroll’s home off its hinges, police officials repaired it, got a locksmith to put on a new lock, and left with the new keys, leaving Carroll locked out of his own home. When Carroll was released, still wearing his white paper prison suit, it was dark and raining; true to form, police officials offered him no transportation, even though it was late at night on a Sunday.
Robinson is being held in Wandsworth prison, an old and antiquated structure with a large population of Muslim prisoners. Weston was arrested and later released without charge for refusing to leave a reception area without information about Robinson. And it is clear why officials would not want that information to get out: not only has Robinson been placed with the general prison population instead of segregated for his own protection, but prison officials have even put him in a cell with hostile Muslims. He was allowed to call his wife Jenna, and told her that he knew it was going to be “lively” in the cell, and that was an understatement: prison officials have deliberately put Robinson in physical danger and even endangered his life. Carroll contacted a high-ranking police official to request that Robinson be segregated, and received a promise that he would be, but it hasn’t happened yet – and Robinson has even been denied bail.
Read more here.
Here’s the latest on the situation regarding Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll and Paul Weston. With increasing frequency, the UK authorities are trying to silence patriot-activists on charges of “conspiring to cause a public nuisance.”
British Freedom Tommy Robinson has been denied bail and is locked up on the main wing of Wandsworth prison in London. He is in close proximity to Muslim prisoners, who are shouting various threats against him. As long as he is separated from them he should be safe, but if he should be attacked the Governor of Wandsworth Prison will be held accountable.
Kevin Carroll has been released. His home was broken into and searched, his work van impounded and searched by Special Branch. This appears to be a politically orientated attack on Mr Carroll with the intention clearly being to discredit him before the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 15thNovember.
Paul Weston was threatened with arrest for refusing to leave Wormwood Scrubs reception area without information about the whereabouts and safety of Tommy Robinson. Paul was briefly detained before being released. There is no charge against him.
The full power of the State appears to be concentrating on shutting down any political dissent. This does not really feel like a democratic country anymore. We will update this site as and when we get further information.
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We’re not angry, we’re very disappointed…
The recent arrest of EDL Leader Tommy Robinson really stinks.
It stinks because it has so obviously come about as a result of political pressure.
It stinks because he is currently being held alongside numerous Muslim inmates who have already made it clear that they don’t exactly wish him well.
And it stinks because it is all part of a long-fought campaign to silence both Tommy and the EDL.
Tommy has been dragged from one court to another – almost always without any serious chance of conviction – simply in order to help disrupt our activities and to prevent us from voicing our legitimate concerns about the spread of Islamic extremism.
In one sense it works, because it means we have to spend a lot of time and money on legal appeals, when we would much rather spend it on serious campaigning and on organising demonstrations.
But at the same time it does bring a lot of attention to our cause. The treatment of Tommy by the authorities demonstrates how political power can be abused and how freedom of speech can be suppressed. It demonstrates how a two tier system can operate and how important principles like equality under the law can be forgotten.
The danger, however, is that people focus too much on these particular abuses, and forget about the message, about what we actually stand for.
This is encouraged by our opponents – by Islamists, the far Left, and others who care more about demonising people than they do having a fair and open debate.
They call us names – ‘racists’, ‘fascists’, ‘Islamophobes’ – none of which actually describe what we believe or what we stand for, but which are hard to dispel.
Their job is made far easier whenever we do not show a united front. That’s why it’s important that we continue to stand strong and remind people what we stand for.
We’re not fighting for a society that discriminates based on race, religion, or anything else. We are simply fighting to safeguard the rights and freedoms that we believe are in danger.
We’re not like the BNP, never have been like the BNP, and never will be like the BNP.
In fact, we are one of the most important forces in the battle against far Right extremism.
We are opposed to the far Right, the far Left and Islamic extremists. But let’s not pretend that Islamic extremism isn’t by far the most dangerous threat we face.
We’ve received numerous threats from extremists on both the far Right and the far Left, but both groups remain on the fringes of society, unable to cause anyone too much serious concern.
The same is not true of Islamic extremists. It was not the far Right that were caught attempting to transport a bomb to our Dewsbury demonstration, and is not the far Left that we read about committing terrorist atrocities every single week.
The sad fact is that British Muslims should be our most important allies in the battle against Islamic extremism, but too often they either are unwilling or unable to make any meaningful efforts to reform their community.
Reform is needed because Islam keeps producing all manner of different types of extremist: from terrorists and terrorist financiers, to grooming gangs and Islamist hate preachers. But how many people can name a single Muslim organisation dedicated to reform?
Only the Ahmadiyya (a small Muslim sect) can be counted on to fully reject extremism.
When someone draws a cartoon or makes a film that Muslims do not like there are violent protests. And our government and media respond not by defending freedom of speech, but by considering whether it should be limited. They criticise not the angry mob, nor those pushing for censorship, but the cartoonist or filmmaker that ‘provoked’ such a response.
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