The leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson(Stephen Lennon) has been jailed for 10 months after he entered America illegally using a friends passport to attend a counter-jihad event there.If he had been Muslim the 10 months sentence would of been suspended going off some of the recent cases involving Muslims getting soft sentences. The EDL have been staunch opposer’s of political Islam and the stealth jihad Muslim are engaging in an attempt to bring Islam into British peoples daily lives via the backdoor and unnoticed. It has been claimed by many that the EDL leader is a victim of a conspiracy plot against him by authorities in a bit to silence him and the EDL from speaking out against Islam.
Personally i think there is a chance there could be something in the rumours of a stitch up, to silence the EDL and keep the Muslims happy. From what i have seen and heard there is alot of things surrounding his arrest and jailing from the off that just dont seem right.
Firstly the Met Police’s attitude definitely switched from neutral to baring some kind of grudge to the EDL. The police liaison officers who EDL demo organizers had a fairly good relationship with were changed amid claims of to much friendliness.( maybe the officers realised the EDL arent as bad as what the leftist and Muslims claim who are infact the trouble causers) Replaced by un helpful or accommodating officers.
The timing was just weeks before EDL’s return to Walthamstow demo following a previous organized demo there which was halted before it was started after far left extremists and thugs from the UAF a Socialist Workers Party front group and local Muslims started throwing bottles and bricks at police and EDL supporters as so often is the case. The EDL were then kettled by police despite doing no wrong for several hours with no toilets or drinks available,all wrongfully arrested and then de arrested leading to many out of town EDL members being stranded in the capital late at night resulting in several people taking legal action against the police. With a return EDL demo just weeks away and much more support for it from patriots up and down Britain. The UAFs communist thugs and local Muslim yobs were also threating a repeat of the violence that had halted the previous protest. Was it a police attempt to stop the demo knowing without its most influential figure,there was far less chance of it happening
The same weekend as Tommy Robinsons arrest, 50 prominent members were arrested by police on route to London and as part of their bail conditions were banned from attending any EDL demos
According to EDL sources whilst on remand the EDL leader was charged with other trumped up offences not related to the on he was on remand in prison for.He was initially put on a prison wing full of Muslims. Then segregated from other prisoners and finally moved to the block as he faces accusations of “recruiting prison inmates for the EDL”, an allegation that would not be so funny if he were not segregated from every other prison inmate anyway, a farcical and ridiculous charge if we have ever heard one, how can any individual recruit members into the EDL while being segregated? The authorities then shipped him out to Milton Keynes Woodhill, a category “A” prison where he will now share his time with murderers and “real” Muslim terrorists many whom are serving life.
Around the same time Islamo Fascists around the world were using an amateur movie on youtube to cause carnage and kill non Muslims. Moaning Muslims started organizing demos in Britain and with rumours circulating that the EDL were going to show the movie at the planned demo was it even more crucial for the EDL to be silenced and appease the Muslim community. Knowing that another demo in Walthamstow could of turned very nasty with Muslims already raging over the film, Communists from the UAF inciting them into violence with their outlandish claims and scaremongering. With potentially big policing costs, a big chance of trouble from the Muslims if the EDL came to town which could esculate and spread with volatile Muslims across the country just needing the slightest excuse to rampage.Could the powers that be with thoughts of last years riots fresh in their minds gone on a witch hunt against the EDL leader in an attempt to silence his criticism of Islam and stop the proposed demo????
EDL leader jailed for being illegal immigrant after entering US on friend’s passport
The leader of the English Defence League was today jailed for 10 months after admitting using someone else’s passport to unlawfully travel to the United States.
3:24PM GMT 07 Jan 2013
Stephen Lennon, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a false identity document with improper intention, contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010, at Southwark Crown Court.
Lennon used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic Flight from Heathrow to New York, but was caught out after his fingerprints were taken by customs officials.
He left the airport and entered the US illegally but left the country the following day, using his own passport to return to the UK.
The court heard that Lennon, who had previously been refused entry to the US, used his friend’s passport to travel to the country in September.
He used a self check-in kiosk to board the Virgin Atlantic flight at Heathrow, and was allowed through when the document was checked in the bag drop area.
But when he arrived at New York’s JFK Airport, customs officials who took his fingerprints realised he was not Mr McMaster.
Lennon was asked to attend a second interview but left the airport, entering the US illegally.
He stayed just one night and travelled back to the UK the following day using his own legitimate passport – which bears the name Paul Harris.
The court heard that is the name that appears on the EDL leader’s passport, although he uses aliases.
Lennon, who was arrested in October, was jailed for 10 months today.
The court heard that he was previously jailed for assault in 2005 and also has previous convictions for drugs offences and public order offences.
Sentencing the 30-year-old, Judge Alistair McCreath, told him: “I am going to sentence you under the name of Stephen Lennon although I suspect that is not actually your true name, in the sense that it is not the name that appears on your passport.
“What I have to deal with you for is clear enough.
“You knew perfectly well that you were not welcome in the United States.
“You knew that because you tried before and you had not got in, and you knew the reason for that – because, rightly or wrongly, the US authorities do not welcome people in their country who have convictions of the kind that you have.
“With that full knowledge, you equipped yourself with a passport. I am told that it was given you by way of a loan from your friend Andrew McMaster, to which you bore, I am told, some resemblance.
“And by use of that passport you did what you could to get into the United States.
“But you did not get in because they took your fingerprints and they worked out that you were not who you claimed to be.
“I am told that, by whatever means, you slipped away from the US authorities, got into the country and then very rapidly – and understandably so – got out of it.”
He said Lennon had used his own passport to get out of the US, adding: “You did so, I am quite sure, in order to avoid the consequences that would have fallen upon you had you been caught by the authorities in America.”
The judge went on: “What you did went absolutely to the heart of the immigration controls that the United States are entitled to have.
“Had it been known in this country that you were proposing to leave under a false passport, you would not have been accepted on to the plane and you would not have been permitted to leave this country on a false passport.
“It’s not in any sense trivial.”
He sentenced Lennon to 10 months in prison, minus the days he has already served in custody.
Prosecutor Simon Sandford said it was the Crown’s case that Lennon committed the offence while on bail for breaching an International Football Banning Order – of which the court heard he was acquitted.
Opening the case, Mr Sandford told the court: “On Monday September 10 2012, the defendant travelled from Heathrow Airport to New York on a Virgin Atlantic flight, travelling using a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster, believed to be a colleague of the defendant.
“He checked in using a self check-in kiosk at Heathrow before proceeding to the baggage drop area.”
The court heard that baggage assistant Debra Oylea did not recall Lennon specifically but would have checked that his passport matched his ticket and that there was a likeness between him and the photograph in it.
“The defendant then proceeded through security and boarded the flight,” Mr Sandford said.
“Upon arrival in New York, he was the subject of immigration checks as with everybody else.
“He identified himself to the United States Customs and Border Protection officials as Andy McMaster.”
Photographs and fingerprints were taken, and US customs officials realised that Lennon was not who he said he was.
“He had been previously refused entry to the US on the grounds of his previous convictions and he was directed to attend a secondary investigation but he did not report for that,” the prosecutor said.
“He left the immigration and customs area, entered the United States unlawfully and then he returned to Heathrow, via Shannon Airport, and used his passport in the name of Paul Harris, which is a name he does go by.”
The court heard that although Lennon has only one passport, which is in that name, he uses aliases.
US officials produced fingerprints and photographs proving that Lennon was not Mr McMaster, the court heard, and there was also CCTV from JFK Airport showing him arriving.
Lennon was arrested in October and did not reply to questions in interview.
In mitigation, his defence barrister, Giles Cockings, told the court that Lennon had not stolen the passport, and had only used it for a day.
He told the court his client had pleaded guilty straightaway, demonstrating “a certain amount of courage”.
“Perhaps what screams volumes from this particular case are two main areas,” he told the court.
“Firstly, this passport was not stolen, it was lent by a friend for whatever purpose.
“Secondly, he was only using the passport, it transpires, for a day and a half. In fact he only spent one evening in the United States of America.
“I think the intention was simply to avoid a necessity for a visa into the United States.
“Upon realising that in actual fact it was not going to assist matters, on realising he had committed an offence, he used his own passport to come back.
“It is not, I would suggest, the most aggravating of cases of this kind.”