In The UK... You're Not Allowed To Talk About It. About What? Don't Ask!

Authored by Bruce Bawer via The Gatestone Institute,

  • "I am in a country that is not free... I feel jealous as hell of you guys in America. You don't know how lucky you are." — Carl Benjamin (aka Sargon of Akkad), YouTuber with around a million subscribers.

  • "I am trying to recall a legal case where someone was convicted of a 'crime' which cannot be reported on." — Gerald Batten, UKIP member of the European Parliament.

  • "UKIP Peer Malcolm Lord Pearson has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid today saying: if Tommy is murdered or injured in prison he and others will mount a private prosecution against Mr Javid as an accessory, or for misconduct in public office." — Gerald Batten.

  • Good on Lord Pearson.

On Friday, British free-speech activist and Islam critic Tommy Robinson was acting as a responsible citizen journalist -- reporting live on camera from outside a Leeds courtroom where several Muslims were being tried for child rape -- when he was set upon by several police officers. In the space of the next few hours, a judge tried, convicted, and sentenced him to 13 months in jail -- and also issued a gag order, demanding a total news blackout on the case in the British news media. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was immediately taken to Hull Prison.

Hull Prison, in Kingston upon Hull, England, where Tommy Robinson was taken to serve a 13-month prison sentence just hours after his arrest on Friday, May 25.

Most media outlets were remarkably compliant. News stories that had already been posted online after Robinson's arrest at the Scottish Daily Record,Birmingham Live, The Mirror, RT, and Breitbart News were promptly pulled down, although, curiously, a report remained up at the Independent, a left-wing broadsheet that can be counted on to view Robinson as a hooligan. Indeed, the Independent's article described Robinson as "far-right" and, in explaining what he was doing outside the courthouse, used scare quotes around the word "reporting"; it then summed up the least appealing episodes in his career and blamed him for an attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque last January. Somehow, the Independentalso got away with publishing a report on London's Saturday rally in support of Robinson.

Also on Saturday, Breitbart UK posted a copy of the gag order, but redacted it as required. The resulting document proved to be a perfect illustration of Western Europe's encroaching tyranny.

Were all the articles in the British media pulled down "voluntarily"? There is no way to know for sure. On Sunday, at about noon Central European Time, one of my Facebook friends posted a link to what was apparently a new story at Breitbart UK, about Robinson's imprisonment in Hull. Three hours later, however, the story was no longer there. Shortly afterward, I clicked on a link to an article at the Hull Daily Mail that Google summed up as follows: "Supporters of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson are urging people to write to him in Hull Prison -- where they say he is in 'grave danger.'" When I clicked on the link, however, the story had been pulled.

Carl Benjamin, who produces video commentary under the name "Sargon of Akkad," is a popular British YouTuber who has somewhere around a million subscribers, and who routinely criticizes Islam, identity politics, and political correctness with wit and panache. He is generally a lively, free-wheeling, sardonic fellow, but in the two-hour-plus video he posted on Saturday about the Robinson case, he was uncharacteristically sober, exceedingly cautious, and at times even sounded mournful.

"I did tell you that Britain isn't a free country, didn't I?" he said a minute or so into his video. "I've been saying it for ages... and nobody listens." He made it clear he was not about to violate the gag order -- not, as he put it, about to "blunder into the jaws of the beast, in much the same way as I guess Tommy has," and thus "deliberately put myself in the line of fire with the UK government, giving them just cause to arrest me."

Benjamin is a gutsy guy, so it was unsettling to hear him speak this way. The look on his face somehow brought home the dark reality underlying Robinson's fast-track arrest, trial, conviction and incarceration. Benjamin emphasized that the most "sensible" thing for someone like himself [Benjamin] to do right now -- he used that word, "sensible," repeatedly -- is to do his best to stay out of jail so that he can continue to speak up. "I am in a country that is not free," he repeated gravely. "My options are limited... I feel jealous as hell of you guys in America. You don't know how lucky you are."

The upside -- and the irony -- of this case is that the gag order, while silencing the British news media, has caused people around the world to take notice. To be sure, a quick tour of major mainstream newspaper websites in Western Europe, North America and around the Anglosphere turned up nothing. But on alternative news sites around Europe, the story was front and center. The Fox News website reported on Robinson's arrest -- but even Fox, frustratingly, insisted on calling him a "right-wing activist."

Judi McLeod, editor of the Canada Free Press, began her article:

"Where is Tommy Robinson? A question whose answer should be demanded rather than merely asked.... Modern day Merry England has become far more nightmare than fairytale, as it steadily works its way toward ugly police state status."

McLeod also challenged Fox's label for Robinson: "'Right wing activist'? How about civil rights activist or humanitarian activist?"

Yesterday, my article asked when anyone in a position of power in Britain would speak up against Robinson's arrest. Since then, Gerald Batten, a UKIP member of the European Parliament, has done so:

"I am trying to recall a legal case where someone was convicted of a 'crime' which cannot be reported on," he tweeted. "Where he can be cast into prison without it being possible to report his name, offence, or place of imprisonment for fear of contempt of court. Can anyone remember such a case"

Shortly after noon on Sunday, London time, Batten tweeted:

"UKIP Peer Malcolm Lord Pearson has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid today saying: if Tommy is murdered or injured in prison he and others will mount a private prosecution against Mr Javid as an accessory, or for misconduct in public office."

Good on Lord Pearson. We can only hope his efforts make a difference -- and that, in the end, a prosecution of Javid will not be necessary.


FBaggins SmackDaddy Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:05 Permalink

The Gatestone Institute - Wikipedia

“The Gatestone Institute is a right-wing anti-Muslim think tank that publishes articles, particularly pertaining to Islam and the Middle East.

Founder: “Nina Rosenwald is an American political activist and philanthropist. An heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune, Rosenwald is vice president of the William Rosenwald Family Fund and co-chair of the board of American Securities Management. She is the founder and president of Gatestone Institute, a New York-based ... She has been described as "an ardent Zionist all her life".

Spencergate: “You should know the theme by now: He’s a Zionist. Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson, aka Andrew McMaster and Paul Harris (27 November 1982), is the leading anti-Islamism activist in Britain. He led the English Defense League (EDL), a Christian-Zionist organization, from 2009 to 2013 until he was convinced by the Quilliam think-tank to abandon the group and seek out alternative ways of tackling the Muslim problem. In 2015 he became active in Pegida UK. He now works for The Rebel Media and writes books.”…

Once again the Zionists who control our governments, the mainstream media, and Zio pseudo-alt-media sites like Drudge, Breitbart and Infowars, are at it again trying to incite Western hatred against Muslims for their own Middle East Zionist wars and despicable exclusive ends.

More Christians have to wake up as to how we are constantly being manipulated for Zio ends.   Despite any abuses and crimes of Muslims in the West which have to be punished, these people for the most part were herded out of their-war torn Middle East nations into Europe not only to clear their homelands of would-be fighters, but to cause orchestrated culture shock to polarize non-Muslims more and more against them.  The Rothschild Zionists and their pseudo anti-Zionist agent, George Soros, have much to do with this mess. Backing and directing the Zio movement, is this same bankster cabal which set up the communist regimes in the USSR which persecuted hundreds of millions of Christians and spread and fostered atheistic communism and cultural Marxism throughout the West mainly to eradicate all aspects of Western Christian culture. That which make the gentiles strong and self-reliant is considered a threat to Zio supremacy, their never-ending war against the ROU – namely family values, decency, personal responsibility, fairness, honesty, self-determination, solvency, thrift, and the rule-of-law governing everyone. Look at who funds and supports every left-wing, liberal cause, and who has owned and controlled our decadent media and entertainment industry for the past 100 years.    

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FBaggins Tallest Skil Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:13 Permalink

Christianity has many enemies. Initially, it was the Hebrews and the Romans. The Romans were converted to some extent, but the Hebrews who were dispersed by the Romans and largely replaced by Christians from their own peoples, resorted to greater zealotry to preserve their exclusivity and culture (their right to some extent no doubt), but as the Talmud verifies, the commandments and duty to neighbor only extended to their own tribe, and the means used for advancement in the gentile lands were not internally restrained.

Then along came Islam which because of its total intolerance and exclusivity, they conquered, killed and persecuted Christians, Jews and all other faiths whenever that religion and spread was not held in check. In addition to these forces which to this day remain antagonistic to Christianity, except in circumstances when there is a mutual interest, there always have been many other foes determined to wipe Christianity off the map. Over the past hundred and fifty years, history tells us that the very banksters and financial interests which have been in control of the UK and support Zionism did in fact assist Marx and foster the spread of Marxism, which from its inception has been virulent in its atheistic and anti-Christian doctrine. Then we have the modern-day, or post-modernist, secular humanists who appear to be as pragmatic and liberal in trampling Christian values and basic rights as the ancient Romans, the Talmudic Jews, the Zionists, and communists.

Also and not to be  left out of the blame for our present-day troubles are Christians them selves. Like other faiths and power or wealth seeking groups and nations, large segments of Christians have ignored the Gospels in dealing with others and  have undermine the faith for themselves and all others by their conduct and evil means they have used to attain their ends. I am not a globalist but until all of us, despite our ideological, religious, or selfish differences, subscribe to and follow universal moral principles, (& I mean actual enforced laws) in which we are restrained from deliberately harming, persecuting, or exploiting others, directly or indirectly, for the sake of our own group, tribe, or personal interests, then we are always going to be at each other's throats and things will undoubtedly end very badly for all of us.

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IvannaHumpalot Captain Chlamydia Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:03 Permalink

GOOD for you! you need ongoing protests. UK government wants Tommy Robinson to vanish down the memory hole


The best thing you can do is have escalating protests so he isn't forgotten -- and bloody well draw attention to those Islamist rape gang trials. Don't break the law- - not ones with a suppression order. Find the other ones out and start reporting on them, demanding your newspaper cover them


It's all about keeping Britain ignorant of the scale of this disaster and the incompetence of the British ruling class in allowing it to go unpunished for so long


Don't let them hide their shame. Drag it into the light so those to blame lose their jobs

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headless blogger FBaggins Mon, 05/28/2018 - 15:36 Permalink

A lot of Christians, those who subscribe to the Fundamentalist brands, practice the Old Testament more than the new. That is why so many in the USA will back Israel, even when Israel is obviously pulling a slow genocide of its neighbors and diligently assisting others to leave the areas permanently (by supporting their immigration to Europe, & other white areas).

As bad as the Muslims have been acting in their adopted nations in EU and USA, etc., they are still not the real enemy, which attempts to remain hidden. Islam has been weaponized and pushed into EU. To use them as a weapon against another group they first destroyed their nations using OUR resources. 

And of course we cannot organize. This is how the Military Industrial Complex has neutered the male in the West. 


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BorraChoom bobcatz Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:52 Permalink

What lies about Muslims??

The purpose of the term “Islamophobia” is not to protect people from bigotry, but to shield the IDEOLOGY OF POLITICAL ISLAM from discussion.

According to the Quran, hating the infidel is what Allah expects of his slaves so it is the ordinary thing. Hate crimes are considered abnornal, so, when Muslims express hatred for infidels it cannot be a hate crime. See how easy it is to explain? Truth is fiction, fiction is truth, war is peace, and Islam means peace.

Bullets are halal, bacon is haram. Their Govt consider Brits as disposable human garbage.

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BorraChoom bobcatz Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:17 Permalink

Religion of Peace Celebrates Ramadan

Ramadan in Libya: Muslims explode car bomb on busy Benghazi street, at least seven murdered

Ramadan in Iraq: Islamic State kidnaps and murders elderly village chieftan

Ramadan in Afghanistan: Muslims murder at least 16, injure 38 with minivan packed with explosives

Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir: Islamic jihadis slit man’s throat in front of his wife and son

Greece: Muslim migrants attack other Muslim migrants for not observing Ramadan fast, 10 injured

India: Ramadan Muslims on way to mosque to pray stop to molest 12-year-old girl

They are just getting warmed up!

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headless blogger FBaggins Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:23 Permalink

What they are doing is playing both sides of the Coin. Nina Rosenwald and other Zionists (Such as John Bolton - a rabid Christian Zionist), back "humanitarian" groups and general groups that support OPEN BORDERS. 

So, here you have a group that supports Zionism, open borders, but then opens organizations that create divisiveness between Christian/Pagans vs Muslims. 

This calls for super CAREFUL ANALYSIS. These are smart people. 

The most general we can say for certainty: they are using PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE against the White European populations. That part is very clear.

This is War....BUT it should be against those who stand at the Gate and hold the Doors open for the "migrants" to enter.

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risk.averse FBaggins Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:09 Permalink

Such confusing times we live in!! Enlighten me, fellow ZH'ers: is Tommy Robinson a hero or a villain? A freedom-fighter or a secret rabid pro-Zionist agent and provocateur--as FBaggins claims?????? Surely, by exposing Britain as a fascist state Robinson has done us ALL a service .....but to what end? What is his goal? His purpose?

My gut-feeling is that *HE* believes himself a hero and pro-liberty. He may secretly/unknowingly be the cat's paw of the Rothschild/Soros cabal. I don't know.

The fact of the matter is that we ALL need people like Robinson to keep the sheeple awake to what is really going on. However, if Robinson's *real* aim is to be a provocateur and stir up the anti-conservative forces to further clamp down on ALL dissent (under the guise of improving safety and peace in he streets) then we must expose him ASAP and repudiate him for the evil bastard he is.

Which is it? Hero or bastard?

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IvannaHumpalot risk.averse Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:14 Permalink

the anti-semite conspiritard propagandists are muslims who hate jews. 


they are deflecting your attention from what is going on.


Tommy Robinson's real crime was drawing attention to Islamist rape gangs who deliberately targeted thousands of non-Muslim children across England in many towns: Rotherham, Telford, Oxford are only 3 of them. 1400 girls in Rotherham alone.


The authorities turned a blind eye because they were afraid to arrest Islamists who see non-Muslims as fair game and women to blame for their own rape. This went on for decades.


So the authorities now want Tommy Robinson to just disappear without memory without a trace because it is their fault for allowing this to happen and for ignoring it so long. They want the rape cases to just go away as well.

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InnVestuhrr revolla Mon, 05/28/2018 - 23:22 Permalink

We are wise to all of you goat-fucking sub-human vermin worshipers of the vile islamic cult peddling the anti-Israel & anti-Jew propaganda.

It is understandable how inferior you feel after having been beaten repeatedly, in spite of outnumbering the Israelis many fold, humiliated and exposed for the inferior defective sub-human primitives that you are.

I am posting from the USA, protected by Constitutional Freedom of Speech, backed up by millions of guns & ammo.

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