Head of the English Defense League deported from U.S. as soon as he arrives

The British and U.S. governments worked together yesterday to keep an anti-jihad activist, Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defense League, from entering the U.S. And they did so in a sneaky and demeaning way, causing Robinson great inconvenience, apparently for the sake of causing him great inconvenience, by letting him fly all the way to America before instantly hustling him back to Britain. Not only has Robinson been robbed of the opportunity to attend the 9/11 rally tomorrow and meet with American anti-jihadists, but I’ve been deprived of the chance to meet Robinson, as I was going to have dinner with him this evening as arranged by a mutual associate.

When we add the Robinson affair onto the Jones affair, a dire picture emerges. The governments of the world’s two most famous democracies, even as they work to stop some aspects of Islamic terrorism, are also actively working for the West’s Islamic enemies, and against those Westerners who seek to defend the West from those same enemies. From the point of view of the governments of the UK and the U.S., those who truly care for their country are the enemy.

This was posted at Gates of Vienna late Thursday night.

Tommy Robinson Turned Back at JFK

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson flew in to John F. Kennedy airport in New York tonight. He planned to attend the demonstration against the Ground Zero mosque on September 11th, along with fellow members of the EDL and other European sympathizers who have come to the USA for the occasion.

According to EDL members who accompanied Mr. Robinson to New York, he was met by two policemen (or possibly two TSA officers) as soon as he stepped off the plane. They took him into custody and almost immediately put him on a plane back to London.

It’s like when Geert Wilders was sent back to the Netherlands from Heathrow, only a much longer flight. My sympathies go out to Tommy Robinson over the Atlantic right now, sitting through seventeen grueling hours of plane travel at one go.

The ostensible reason why he was deported was that he had filled out his entry form improperly, but it’s obvious that the British authorities had informed their DHS counterparts that he was coming, and advised them to send him back using any available pretext.

One of my EDL contacts says he was shadowed by British police at Heathrow right up until the moment he got on the plane. It’s even possible that plainclothes officers were on board with him during the flight.

Those are all the details I know right now. I’ll keep you posted if anything else arrives.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 10, 2010 03:35 PM | Send

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