This is all going Tommy’s (and by default, the Counter-Jihad’s) way……
NOTE: Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim and critic of Islam posits this following pearl of wisdom:
Islam “reformers” aren’t about “reform”, they’re about lying to themselves & others about Islam & Mohammad & then shutting up Islam critics.
Tommy Robinson vs. Maajid Nawaz and Quilliam
U.K’s two main critics of Islam go toe to toe, Quilliam blinks.
British anti-Islam crusader Tommy Robinson is pissed off. The Guardian recently published a piece by Quilliam Foundation researcher Julia Ebner lumping him in with far-right white supremacists that enraged him so much he paid an unannounced visit (with camera and microphone) to Quilliam’s London offices to confront her.
Quilliam’s staffers didn’t receive the feisty Robinson in the spirit of open exchange. Ebner attempted to spin her story to her unexpected interlocutor, but his sudden arrival panicked the skittish Quilliam people, who then decided not to allow the two to converse. Eventually they called the police and had him escorted into the street.
Ebner tried to tell her surprise guest that she hadn’t specifically called him a “white supremacist” in her article, but it’s hard to read it and come away with the impression she’s making much of a distinction between him and banned far-right group National Action, which held a Miss Hitler competition in 2016. Robinson quit as leader of the English Defence League (EDL) in 2013 over his concerns about the “dangers of far-right extremism,” and has since disassociated his views from those of groups like National Action.
The office visit was the latest chapter in the feud that’s broken out between the U.K.’s two most prominent critics of Islam—Robinson and anti-extremism think tank Quilliam’s founder, Maajid Nawaz, who’s a reformed former Muslim extremist. While Nawaz has publicly backed the EDL founder in the past, he’s lately called him an extremist. In Robinson’s opinion, Nawaz’s approach to reforming Islam isn’t sufficiently hard-edged.
Robinson has criticized Quilliam for its class-based hypocrisy. As he sees it, because they wear ties and are considered part of the metropolitan elite, they get away with saying the same things he says. Because he’s working class, which the media portrays in caricatures, he’s a bigot and a white supremacist. I’ve seen him accused in this way over and over, but have yet to find one piece of evidence to support the charges. Watch his appearance on the BBC television program Free Speech, where he’s subjected to 15 straight minutes of such treatment.
It’s no wonder Robinson’s sensitive about this issue. As a lightning rod for controversy, he expects flak, but there’s nobody in the U.K. who’s been more unfairly maligned than the native of Luton, England. Exposing the dark side of a powerful religion with a death-fixation has made him a target. Many “religious” people would like to see him dead. Most Muslims in the U.K. have dark skin, so Robinson’s opponents take the easy route and call him a racist. That’s what the left does. It’s a lot easier than defending the teachings of Islam.