Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Styx's cri de coeur re: Tommy Robinson

More animated and impassioned than usual, Styx rips into the UK for its arrest of Tommy Robinson (real name: Stephen Lennon), a journalist and activist who has been imprisoned in England for live-streaming during a trial involving several Muslims accused of child rape.

More information on the Robinson situation is here. Excerpt:

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.

The home of Orwell gets Orwellian.