Yesterday I wrote here at Jihad Watch about an attack on Tommy Robinson in the pages of the organ of the establishment Jews of Britain, the Jewish Chronicle. While I was drafting my response, they published two further pieces, another slanted “news” piece and an out-and-out attack from the editor, Stephen Pollard. His title didn’t leave much to the imagination:
Fortunately, another Jew, Jasmine Lennard, stepped into the breach with an answer, so I don’t have to! Here it is.
What a bold statement, I thought. Surely not? I better click on this article and see if there’s any real substance to this claim.
The first 3 words were “According to legend”; not a great start. I prefer to deal in facts rather than folk tales. According to legend, our former prime minister David Cameron had sex with a pig head. Just saying.
“Perhaps things will be slightly clearer if I tell you…” the article says. Wonderful, I do hope so, because thus far it makes no sense at all.
The article says: “Perhaps things will be slightly clearer if I tell you that Mr Yaxley-Lennon usually operates under a pseudonym: Tommy Robinson.” So did bloody Batman and Superman; everyone loved them, right?! Ha.
Then came the reference to the EDL: “In that guise, he is the former leader of the so-called English Defence League.”
I’ll tell you what’s interesting about the EDL: it would appear to me that the Jewish Chronicle and the EDL bear many similarities.
Most obviously the reasoning behind why were both created. According to Wikipedia: “In 1881 the leaders of the Jewish community in London were being criticised for not campaigning against the pogroms that were taking place in the Russian Empire. The late Francis Henry Goldsmid’s leadership was missed by the Chronicle and it was only after the feminist Louisa Goldsmid gave her support following calls to arms by an anonymous writer named ‘Juriscontalus’ and Asher Myers of the Jewish Chronicle that action was taken. Public meetings were then held across the country and Jewish and Christian leaders in Britain spoke out against the atrocities.”
And again from Wikipedia: “The EDL originated from a group known as the ‘United Peoples of Luton’ (UPL). The UPL had been formed in response to a demonstration organised by the extremist Islamist organisation, Al-Muhajiroun, against the war in Afghanistan, held in March 2009 as the Royal Anglian Regiment marched through Luton after a tour of duty in the Helmand province campaign. When the Luton counter-demonstration led to arrests, local football supporters, according to a BBC News report, ‘decided something should be done’ and ‘found common cause with other “soccer casuals” and “firms” associated with major clubs. The chatter concluded that [Islamic supremacism] was a national problem and they had to put aside club rivalries.”
We had Muslim groups marching in the streets shouting “British police burn in hell,” calling them “pussies” and telling them to “run”; this is all available to view online. The footage is astonishing, because the police do run.
We have mass executions on the streets of London being carried out on what seems to be a regular basis by Islamic jihadists who target innocent men, women and children. Westminster Bridge/ London bridge/Manchester Arena. Anyone and everyone who is a “nonbeliever” of Islam has to be sentenced to death.
Tommy Robinson foresaw this outcome LONG before anyone else did, and attempted to inform and educate people about the problem. He attempted to prevent the inevitable outcome of the course of action that the government was on at the time.
Alas, he was ignored and persecuted. Branded a racist and bigot, hateful and dangerous.
People are starting to listen to him now, though. Better late than never.
The Chronicle goes on: “Mr Robinson is – usually – careful to restrict his own words on issues surrounding Islamism.”
The author appears to be disappointed to find that Tommy is in fact NOT preaching hatefully, and so resorts to suggesting that he is in some way responsible or should be held accountable for the extreme opinions, words and actions of other people — strangers who are unknown to him, whose views and values he does NOT share and has repeatedly publicly expressed that he does not share, even by going as far as to burn a swastika flag.
By its own reasoning, is the Jewish Chronicle responsible for the opinion and actions of every single person who identifies as a Jew or reads the paper?
Anyone who follows Tommy knows he speaks openly, honestly, fluidly, factually and without restriction, which leads me to then wonder if the person writing this article has even bothered to do any REAL research on Tommy.
The author of the Jewish Chronicle piece, Stephen Pollard, does appear to acknowledge a “significant threat” which makes him feel “disquieted,” and also admits that the government is failing the British public. He goes on to say that “it is understandable that some people latch on to the likes of Mr Robinson.” He also concludes that to do so is “deeply misguided.”
Once again he makes a bold statement insulting the intelligence and judgement of fellow Jews without providing ANY kind of reasoning.
In a desperate, last-ditch attempt to justify his stand, Pollard likens Robinson to former BNP leader Nick Griffin and suggests that Tommy’s association with Jews may be some sort of smokescreen to try and hide his racism and stir up tensions.
I invited Mr Robinson to my home last week. He attended with Ezra Levant, another fellow Jew from Rebel Media. I was keen to meet Mr Robinson in person and have an actual conversation with him, in order to be able to confidently fully support him without having any shadow of a doubt about him or his intentions.
It was an incredibly successful meeting. A meeting of minds. Between two Jews and Mr Robinson. How do you explain that, Mr Pollard?
You can’t is the answer. You just tried and failed.
“Those in our community who embrace Mr Robinson may indeed be fed up with what they consider to be the lack of a serious response to Muslim antisemitism. And they may indeed feel that they are simply upping the ante, making common cause with an ally. But in allying with the likes of Mr Robinson, they are our own worst enemy.”
Insulting mine, Mr Levant’s and thousands of other Jews’ intelligence by suggesting that we’re not able to make our own judgment about Tommy Robinson and that we’re in some way emotionally led and “misguided,” and branding us as “enemies” of our own people, is absolutely unacceptable and disgraceful. I urge you, Mr Pollard, to act remorsefully and apologise.