It’s why I call it Islamo-nazism…
Raheem Kassam calls Islam a ‘fascistic ideology’ on BBC as he defends Tommy Robinson’s EDL threat
‘Full force’ quote referred to street protests, Kassam claimed.
Raheem Kassam has described Islam as a “fascistic and totalitarian ideology” in a BBC interview defending right-wing leader Tommy Robinson after his release on bail.
The former Ukip leadership candidate, who was raised Muslim, denied that there was anything contentious in a quote from Robinson in which he threatened all Muslims in Britain with the “full force” of the EDL.
Martha Kearney, a presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, interviewed Kassam from Washington DC where he is raising money for Robinson, and linking up with former Donald Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, for a project to unite “patriotic nationalist parties” in Europe.
Kearney quoted Robinson saying: “Every single Muslim watching this, on 7/7 you got away with killing and maiming British citizens.
“You had better understand that we have built a network from one end of the country to the other end and the Islamic community will feel the full force of the English Defence League if we see any of our British citizens killed, maimed or hurt on British soil ever again.”
‘What’s contentious there?’
In response, Kassam asked, “What’s contentious there?” He denied that it could be interpreted as a threat and claimed the “full force of the English Defence League” phrase referred to street protests.
“I was still a practicing Muslim back then and I didn’t feel threatened by that,” he added, claiming that the “fascistic” religion of Islam could be differentiated from individual Muslims.