I love to see them squirm.
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has won the endorsement of a Fox News host who said he ‘had his back’ and thought it ‘great’ what the head of the far-right group was doing.
Brian Kilmeade was interviewing Mr Robinson for his show on Fox radio and welcomed him with the words: ‘When I saw him interviewed and heard about his organisation I just had to talk to him.’
During the 15-minute discussion Robinson told him he formed the EDL because of the government and police’s inability to tackle radical Islam.
He claimed ‘there was a two-tier policing system’ and ‘two-tier funding system’ in which Islam is treated as ‘part of the race’.
Mr Robinson then spoke about the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby and the plot by Islamists to attack an EDL rally in Dewsbury.
He said: ‘I’m talking to listeners in America. What’s happening here is going to happen there. It’s the same Islam.’
Mr Robinson then complained the media in the UK don’t use the words ‘Jihad or Muslim or Islam’.
At the end of the interview, Kilmeade told Robinson: ‘Well Tommy, we got your back, and we’ll definitely look to keep in touch and I really think it’s a very – it’s great what you’re doing.’
After the interview, Kilmeade tweeted: ‘Englishdefenseleague.org [sic] check out Tommy Robinson and his mission to rid brit ian [sic] of muslim extremists @foxandfriends.’
Earlier this week the BBC was criticised for an interview with Mr Robinson on Radio 4’s Today programme.