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Stephen Yaxley Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson: EDL Leader Praises Terrorist Anders Breivik

Anders Breivik did what many anti-Muslim bigots and hate-mongers only dream of doing, killing Muzzies and the so-called enablers of “Islamization,” the leftists. They idealize and dream of restarting the Crusades and following in the footsteps of the anti-Muslim Serb officers eager to carry out orders to ethnically cleanse Bosnian Muslim villages.

Breivik terrorized on a far greater and more spectacular scale than we had hitherto seen from the anti-Muslim bigots, who were usually content with bombing and burning mosques, vandalizing cemeteries, or at worst cowardly murdering Muslim cabdrivers, shopkeepers, etc.

Breivik’s murderous actions were justified by many in the Islamophobic looniverse. It was even revealed that Pamela Geller likely had foreknowledge of a planned terrorist attack in Norway before Breivik went on his rampage.

Breivik himself has admitted ties to anti-Muslim leaders and organizations both in Europe and the US. He explicitly stated that he met with the violent anti-Muslim organisation the English Defence League, and stated that there are Knights Templar terrorist cells across Europe.

Now we have Stephen Lennon, a founding member of the EDL dropping the faux mask of condemnation against Breivik and explicitly praising Breivik and his actions, thereby giving more credence to Breivik’s claims (H/T: Jai):

Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League, has spoken positively about Anders Behring Breivik’s approach to his twin attacks.

In an interview with Dagbladet he said justifying the attack on Utøya, which some conspiracy theory supporters allege was a place designed to support Fatah, would have been easier to justify if it was directed against Muslims.

“Nevertheless, he would only then have been brushed off as the one that killed Muslims because he did not like Islam. Whether you like it or not, that person was quite shrewd. What he did is despicable, but he managed to make people curious.”

Robinson, who has previously claimed Breivik was rather tough as “he dared to come forward with his opinions”, also cites the terrorist’s manifesto, major parts of which are comprised of blogs and books.

“The blogs are full of facts. You cannot yell at people because they tell the truth. You may find that the truth hurts, but it is still the truth. I read the blogs themselves – they contain facts about Islam,” he alleged.

Robinson denies that the English Defence League extols violence, “but we will defend ourselves if we must. The EDL isn’t made up of medical doctors and professors; it’s the boys from the street.”

The Independent contacted Lennon and challenged him about his statements in praise of Breivik. Lennon has been forced into a position where he is denying that he ever made the remarks. Unfortunately for him his statements were quite clear and as Loonwatch commenter Jai noted,

“The most revealing statement of all is Yaxley-Lennon’s claim that Breivik’s terrorist attack on Utoya would have been easier to justify if it had been perpetrated against Muslims.”

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  • tony

    Hi franczeska. Please explain what a grammer course has to do with the main serious issue of why in the u.k. mainstream muslims are quite when bombs are planted on tubes and buses killing people in the name of religion and yet are very vocal when they feel that their interest are under attack.On the issue of grammmer it is so sad ,franczeska, that you feel this is the only way you can disagree with me, you do understand of course that grammer is a class issue and that you no doubt feel superior to the rest of us

  • Franczeska

    And really, what is it with a certain percentage of the Anti-Muslim crowd and their bordering-on-functionally illiterate writing styles?

  • Franczeska

    @”tony”: Please consider enrolling yourself in a remedial grammar course.

  • corey
  • Christian-friend

    Well, Tony my friend my friend Abubakar has called all Islamic terrorist “dumbasse who can’t see past their $&@ing beard

  • Reynardine

    Tony, what the carp are you talking about? How many millions of people have taken “tubes” (I guess you mean subways) and busses and not only had nothing happen to them, but never thought about it? Many more, I’ll bet, than have walked into federal buildings without thinking about Timothy McVeigh. I’m guessing you’re not in the United States, since our only “tubes” are the Hudson Tubes, but I assure you, though 9/11 was a spectacular event, it was our only civilian event linked to “Islamic terrorists”. Meanwhile, our own right wing nut jobs…but, sshhh, we mustn’t talk about those, the pundits tell us, lest the Tea Party get offended (Ted Nugent is *finally* getting looked at for a number of menacing and inflammatory remarks he made about President Obama)

  • tony

    this site is a load of bias crap.truth is i am terrorised when muslims threaten to blow up tubes or buses as they have done so in the past.if muslims are so opposed to this violence why are they so quite about it but vocal about issues that they feel strongly about

  • http://www.yellow-stars.com eslaporte

    Truth Seeker: “Muslims are the most intolerant people when in majority and best at complaining of victimhood when in minority.Even in small number they tend to terrorise the host community and threaten to impose their Sharia laws.One can never live at peace with the Muslims and win their loyalty.Exceptions are of course there which the loony leftist use to support their case without having first hand experience of living with the Mohammadans.”

    Where has this happened in Western nations? Not the Netherlands, not the UK and not in the US. How do “Muslims terrorize the host community?” How do “Muslims impose Sharia laws?” Where?

    Muslims do practice Sharia among their own faith community – and the State should not interfere with it. Sharia law as practiced in Western nation, btw, is not about enslaving women and cutting off heads of unbelievers. In the Netherlands, faith communities see sharia as complimenting Dutch law, especially when it comes to divorce and dealing with troublesome youth.

    As citizens of free and democratic nations, Muslim citizens have every right to form religious and political groups and engage the political system of their nations. But there are those Islamophobes, including in European governments, who seem to think that faithful and politically active Muslim citizens are threatening and “radicalized.” Extending and protecting freedom (as well as physical safety) for everyone is actually what European and American governments should be doing – not seeking to limit freedom of some citizens and communities!

    So – are you terrorized if a Muslim comes up to you on a German street and hands you a free Koran? Would you have the same reaction if a Christian handed you a Bible?

  • TheBig-T

    @Sh*tseeker

  • crow

    I knew lawerance or sh*t eater would be here to defend the neonazi edl

  • http://gmail Truth Seeker

    Muslims are the most intolerant people when in majority and best at complaining of victimhood when in minority.Even in small number they tend to terrorise the host community and threaten to impose their Sharia laws.One can never live at peace with the Muslims and win their loyalty.Exceptions are of course there which the loony leftist use to support their case without having first hand experience of living with the Mohammadans.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 16.69

    B_verysilly
    Loonwatch a she ? ( nothing wrong in being female just an odd turn of words )
    very odd post
    Next loon ?

  • B_Painful

    As always Loonwatch is perfectly right in her judgement; the only people who are justified to wage Jihad and terrorism are of course the Noble Muslims, keep on the good taqiyya work guys about the infidels.

  • Benjamin Taghiov

    Maybe old news, but I don’t think you have reported on this:

    ‘Little Baghdad’ thrives in Sweden
    Sodertalje has taken in more Iraqis than U.S., but mood is changing

    SODERTALJE, Sweden — In this lakeside town, once best known as the home of Swedish tennis hero, Bjorn Borg, neighborhoods nicknamed “Little Baghdad” and “Mesopotalje” now echo with arguments over Assyrian soccer.

    Along the city’s tree-lined waterfront, young Iraqi families and groups of older men chat in Arabic, enjoying long summer evenings.

    “Everyone here is Iraqi,” said a grocer at the main supermarket in Ronna, a neighborhood of tenement-style housing blocks, where two to three families often crowd into one-family apartments.

    Change has come to Sweden because of the Iraq war, driven by an open-arms refugee policy and word of mouth in Iraq. Most of the 2 million externally displaced Iraqis are living in Syria and Jordan, but Sweden tops the list of Western nations that have offered a haven.

    In 2007, Iraqi citizens claimed asylum in 89 countries, with almost half those claims — 18,600 — reported in Sweden, the U.N. refugee agency reported this week. And Sodertalje, a city of 83,000 people, took in more Iraqis than the United States and Canada combined.

    The welcome approach to the refugees has been a point of pride to Swedes, who were opposed to the Iraq war. But the unyielding flow is taking its toll and the country is slashing the number of asylum approvals.

    “Iraq is the worst refugee disaster in the Middle East since 1948,” Sweden’s Minister for Migration and Asylum Tobias Billstrom told msnbc.com. “We want to do as much as we can but we can’t help everybody.”

    Safe haven
    Since the start of the war in March 2003, Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from Islamic militants have set out with Sodertalje in mind, with around 100 arriving each month, according to officials.

    A community of Assyrians (a Christian ethnic group mostly based in Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Turkey) has existed here since the late 1960s, but its numbers increased rapidly as more Iraqis sought protection among friends and relatives.

    “Everyone in Iraq knows it’s the country of refuge, safety and kindness,” said Nagiba Daud, who spoke after prayers at Johannes Chaldean Catholic Church, explaining why she had chosen to escape to Sodertalje with her two children.

    The city boasts two successful Assyrian soccer teams (as well as at least one all-Iraqi high school team), an Assyrian satellite television station, and churches from the main Christian denominations common in Iraq: Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Catholic, and Syriac Orthodox.

    The churches are a haven in immigrant neighborhoods that offer a startling contrast to the chaotic streetlife of Baghdad and Mosul, even before the destruction and violence of the war.

    In Ronna, nondescript tenement buildings are surrounded by grassland and highways. There are no restaurants, movie theaters, kebab shops, or even fast-food outlets. Apartment blocks and sidewalks are clean and neat, but the only remote signs of life are at the neighborhood’s only supermarket and the church.

    Harrowing memories
    The Iraqi congregation of Johannes Church has swollen from around 650 families before the war to around 1000, forcing Sunday worshippers to watch the packed service on television screens set up in the basement. Dozens also come daily to pray, kneeling before a statue of the Virgin Mary, and fingering prayer beads as they recite verses in Aramaic and Arabic.

    Many have painful memories of violence and intimidation in Iraq.

    “Someone I don’t know put a letter under my door, saying we had to leave the house in 24 hours or all the people in the house would be killed,” said Daud, a former seamstress, as she described her family’s flight from Baghdad.

    She now may be forced to move again. Despite providing photos of her burned down home to Swedish authorities, she and her sons, 9-year-old Saif and 21-year-old Stiven, have recently had their asylum claim rejected.

    “It would be better if they killed me and my family now than if they send us back to Iraq,” she said of the danger awaiting them if their court appeal fails.

    Law tightens
    Daud is a victim of the hardening attitudes in Sweden toward the refugees.

    After repeated appeals for for other nations — notably the United States and the EU nations — to share the burden, Sweden changed its asylum requirements.

    In July 2007, Sweden’s Supreme Court decided that armed conflict had ended in Iraq. Since then, asylum has only been granted to those who can prove that they were singled out for persecution, not by the region they hail from or their religion. Since the law changed, “the approval rate has dropped from about 80 percent to 20 percent,” said Mikael Ribbenvik, head of Asylum Reception and Detention at the Migration Board, a government agency.

    “When we deny people, we have the responsibility to return the people to their country — and we are currently returning people to Iraq,” he said.

    Those who accept a “voluntary return” are given a plane ticket and re-establishment funds. Those who do not are forcefully returned by the police.

    In 2007, 854 Iraqis were “voluntarily returned” to Iraq, up from 197 the previous year. Figures were not available for involuntary returns.

    In a report released this week, Amnesty International said Sweden’s change of heart had resulted in Iraqis being forcibly returned to areas still considered very dangerous. The human rights organization also accused world governments of using terms such as “voluntary returns” for political gain, and said some refugees “are making this decision as they feel they have no other option.”

    After repeated appeals for for other nations — notably the United States and the EU nations — to share the burden, Sweden changed its asylum requirements.

    In July 2007, Sweden’s Supreme Court decided that armed conflict had ended in Iraq. Since then, asylum has only been granted to those who can prove that they were singled out for persecution, not by the region they hail from or their religion. Since the law changed, “the approval rate has dropped from about 80 percent to 20 percent,” said Mikael Ribbenvik, head of Asylum Reception and Detention at the Migration Board, a government agency.

    “When we deny people, we have the responsibility to return the people to their country — and we are currently returning people to Iraq,” he said.

    Those who accept a “voluntary return” are given a plane ticket and re-establishment funds. Those who do not are forcefully returned by the police.

    In 2007, 854 Iraqis were “voluntarily returned” to Iraq, up from 197 the previous year. Figures were not available for involuntary returns.

    In a report released this week, Amnesty International said Sweden’s change of heart had resulted in Iraqis being forcibly returned to areas still considered very dangerous. The human rights organization also accused world governments of using terms such as “voluntary returns” for political gain, and said some refugees “are making this decision as they feel they have no other option.”

    Left in limbo
    Thousands who arrived since the law changed have been left in limbo.

    “When I came to Sweden, I had a little money to give my family, but now it’s all gone,” said Dawood Yousif, who was checking on the status of his asylum case at a refugee reception center in Solna, just north of Stockholm.

    After paying $50,000 to men holding his brother hostage in Baghdad, and $15,000 for false papers to get to Sweden, “I thought I could get permission to stay here and bring my family over in about three or four months,” the 48-year-old former photo librarian said.

    “But, it has taken so long I’ve had to borrow money from relatives to send to my wife and kids in Syria,” he said, adding that he has never seen his 7-month-old son who was born in exile.

    Single adults here receive a stipend of 71 kroners ($11.75) a day, but in a country where a McDonald’s meal costs roughly $10 and use of a public toilet nearly $1, the allotment isn’t much to live on.

    “They are very tough with Iraqi refugees now in Sweden,” said the father of three who now lives with an aunt.
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    Few options
    If his case is ultimately rejected, Yousif said he would have to return to Syria. Although Syria and Jordan have hundreds of thousands of Iraqis living within their borders, the recent imposition of visa restrictions has made that option more difficult too.

    Meantime, Sweden has stepped up its appeals, urging the United States to accept more responsibility for Iraqi refugees; in April, Sodertalje’s mayor, Anders Lago, spoke before the Congressional Helsinki Commission in Washington, and in May, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt raised the subject with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    “Every country has a humanitarian obligation to respond to the situation apart from the politics, but there’s no doubt in my mind that the [Iraq war] coalition partners bear special responsibility in this,” said Kathleen Newland, co-founder of the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., adding that more assistance should also be given to the Middle Eastern countries shouldering the heaviest refugee burden.

    Under fire for its response to the crisis, the United States took in a record number of Iraqis in May, more than 1,000, according to the Bush administration. But, even if it meets its goal to increase its yearly intake to 12,000, from just 1,608 in 2007, it will have taken in just two-thirds of the number that applied for asylum in Sweden last year.

    Praying for peace
    The vast majority of Iraqis who have arrived in Sweden since 2003 plan to return home, according to those interviewed and migration authorities, but no-one can say when it will be safe and many remain anxious about the future.

    “Iraq is finished,” said Yousif, the asylum seeker at the Solna center with a wife and young children in Syria.

    A deacon at St. John’s Church, Slewa Kalka, took a more positive view, saying, “it will be a free land, but we don’t know when.”

    “It was very beautiful, we had a very good life in Iraq, but wars all the time destroyed it all,” his wife Jamila said, as they recounted the deadly conflicts with Iran, Kuwait, and the U.S.-led invasion.

    “We pray every day for peace in Iraq,” he said.

    Dear Israel, This Is Why I Left (The Daily Beast)
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    The World’s 9 Deadliest Delicacies (The Daily Meal)

  • Benjamin Taghiov

    Swedish town rocked by second child exorcism

    Another teenage girl in Borås, western Sweden, has been subjected to physical abuse such as kicks, beatings and electric shocks, as her parents tried to exorcise her from evil spirits.

    Parents charged for ‘exorcizing’ teen girl (24 Feb 12)
    Parents held for ‘forcing demons’ from daughter (28 Jan 12)

    “I can confirm that the investigation is under way and we are hoping to complete it before the summer as there is a risk the statute of limitations will come into effect otherwise,” said prosecutor Daniel Larsson to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

    According to the paper, the girl, who was ten at the time, had been too frightened to let anyone know what was going on at the time.

    However, when the parents approached the Swedish social services with an application for a grant in order to take their daughter back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to have her properly exorcized, she was taken into protective custody by the state.

    It wasn’t until last year, when the girl was thirteen that she finally plucked up the courage to tell her foster parents about the torture-like treatment she had been forced to endure.

    According to DN, the girl spoke about being kicked and beaten badly with electrical cables. At one point her parents held her down and tried to stick live wires in her mouth to release the evil spirits through electrical shocks.

    At one point she was beaten so badly that the parents were forced to bring her to the hospital where they made her say she had been assaulted by other school children, when in fact it had been her father striking her.

    After hearing her story, the foster parents reported the girl’s biological parents to the authorities.

    This is not the first case of child exorcism reported in the Borås area. The verdict against another set of parents as well as two priests in a local congregation – all accused of a similar crime – will be given on Monday.

    Both set of parents are originally from the Congo-Kinshasa area.

    According to Dagens Nyheter they are also connected to the controversial religious community in Borås called The River, where the two priests in the previous exorcism case were active.

    (news@thelocal.se)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold?feature=mhee CriticalDragon1177

    @Garibaldi

    There’s nothing really shocking about this. The only people who will be shocked will be people don’t understand what the EDL is, or who don’t see the “counter Jihad” for what it really is.

    I’m not surprised he later retracted. I’ll bet that he came to realize quite quickly just how much people are angry at Brevik for what he did. Still I would bet that in his heart of hearts, he still admires him.

  • TheBig-T

    these guys are a waste of Oxygen

  • mjasghar

    on the lines of differnet standards for different folks
    http://boston.com/community/blogs/on_liberty/2012/04/its_official_there_is_a_muslim.html

    so some rightwing nutter is free to plot and plan killing a cop, but someone else gets 18 yrs supermax for refusing to become a gov informer.

  • Black Infidel

    There are EDL memebers that post on BareNakedIslam.

  • TheBig-T

    the EDL have always supported Brevik and wish they can do the same to Muslims and “Lefties” in England.
    if the EDL were present in the 1940′s, they would have been the first people to try and sell their country to their fearless leader (Adolf “The Butcher” Hitler)

  • Averroe’s Ghost

    These are Spencer’s buddies don’t ya know! Now he runs away from any association with them.

  • http://www.yellow-stars.com eslaporte

    The truth is that these people are radicalized and dangerous individuals, potential terrorists…

    Ohh and you can bet that Europol, as well as British national security don’t care about THESE radicalized and dangerous individuals. The only radicalized and dangerous individuals that are a certain religion does Europol or anybody else care about.

    Really hypocritical how these people can be openly dangerous – but Muslims in France are arrested as part of a phoney “Islamic network,” speakers to a conference are told they cannot come to a annual conference, people are threatened with arrest for looking at “radical Internet sites” – yet – these people can do what they want, say what they want, and openly threaten and riot in the streets.

    Again – what is a security threat in a nation is determined by politics – not actual threat. This growing and emboldened radicalized right is far more dangerous that so-called “Islamist-jihadists.”

    Western security, intelligence and police need to pull their heads out of their collective butts! “Jihadists” and “Islamist networks” are not the same threat to European security posed by these radicalized individuals.

  • Geoff Cavendish

    “The blogs are full of facts. You cannot yell at people because they tell the truth. You may find that the truth hurts, but it is still the truth. I read the blogs themselves – they contain facts about Islam,” (Stephen Yaxley Lennon)

    “Islam remains the most retrograde and ill-behaved religion on earth. And the final irony of Breivik’s despicable life is that he has made that truth even more difficult to speak about.” (Sam Harris, Christain Terrorism and Islamophobia).

    More proof that Harris is a nut.

  • crow

    So where’s the shock in this? This fat, in-bred looking piece of sh*t is praising another murderous, fascist piece of shit (who should be hung). Its just like pam geller, that other fat piece of sh*t robert spencer and their white trash followers at their sites and sites like bare naked Islam and fascist republic do, only their too white trash and cowardly to admit it.

  • mindy1

    He looks like nothing more than a drunken fool-where do these pathetic bits of humanity come from :roll:

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