May 10, 2017

Tommy Robinson jailed for “attempted journalism”: The latest

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Late last night, our UK team member Tommy Robinson tweeted a live video of himself being arrested at 4am London time. 

As you probably know, Tommy has been covering the trials of alleged Muslim rape gangs in the UK.

Today, police took him away over the filming of one of those reports, one we haven’t even aired yet.

So first thing this morning, we hired UK lawyers to go to court with Tommy, whose only crime seems to have been “attempted journalism.”

We also set up SaveTommy.com, and quickly got tens of thousands of signatures on a petition, plus donations large and small to help pay for his legal representation. 

Tommy is now out of jail and back home with his family, thanks to your generous support, but on May 22 he has another hearing.

This fight isn’t over.

Meanwhile, Tommy Robinson will be back on the streets tomorrow, fearlessly reporting. Stay tuned!

NEXT: My favourite expert on Venezuela, Israel Ortega, joins me to talk about the deteriorating situation in that country, and what its future looks like. 

THEN: I talk to our Washington, DC Bureau Chief Jack Posobiec, about one of the most exciting moments in Rebel history:

His report from inside the White House as a credentialed journalist, including his breaking story about the firing of FBI Director Comey.

We also laugh about the "blue check mark" media's hysterical reaction about The Rebel getting White House credentials.

(Find out which famous "journalist" called Jack "a scumbag.") 

PS — Please continue to share and visit SaveTommy.com: 

Get updates, and please donate to the ongoing legal fund if you can.

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commented 2017-05-12 23:11:55 -0400
Terrible sad to see British police working against British citizens. These cops should be more concerned with all the potential terrorists living in the city brought in by their liberal govt. I can’t believe they keep arresting Tommy for speaking out against radicals but cops will let muslims go free after hitting cop with a brick, sickening absolutely sickening, shame on British police force!
commented 2017-05-12 00:13:46 -0400
Solzhenitzyn on night arrests:

“The kind of night arrest described is, in fact, a favorite, because it has important advantages.
Everyone living in the apartment is thrown into a state of terror by the first knock at the door. The
arrested person is torn from the warmth of his bed. He is in a daze, half-asleep, helpless, and his
judgment is befogged. In a night arrest the State Security men have a superiority in numbers; there
are many of them, armed, against one person who hasn’t even finished buttoning his trousers. During
the arrest and search it is highly improbable that a crowd of potential supporters will gather at the
entrance. The unhurried, step-by-step visits, first to one apartment, then to another, tomorrow to a
third and a fourth, provide an opportunity for the Security operations personnel to be deployed with
the maximum efficiency and to imprison many more citizens of a given town than the police force
itself numbers.

In addition, there’s an advantage to night arrests in that neither the people in neighboring apartment
houses nor those on the city streets can see how many have been taken away. Arrests which frighten
the closest neighbors are no event at all to those farther away. It’s as if they had not taken place.
Along that same asphalt ribbon on which the Black Marias scurry at night, a tribe of youngsters
strides by day with banners, flowers, and gay, untroubled songs."

Solzhenitzyn’s Thinking on How to Deal with Night Arrests:

“[And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every
Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he
would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for
example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there
in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the
staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs
hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?
After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And
you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the
Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off
or its tires spiked? The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport
and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! "
commented 2017-05-12 00:03:05 -0400
KEITH BARNES commented 1 day ago
“Perhaps all the Antifa should be rounded up and sent to Venezuela.”

Good idea, Keith. I’ve been saying for a while that we need a “pro-choice” option for those lefties who want to destroy our society. We could use Venezuela as a new penal colony where the society has already been destroyed, They can commence build their brave new world there since the first half- destruction- has already been accomplished. Chavez has already done the heavy lifting. Now they just need to waltz them selves into Nirvana.
commented 2017-05-11 17:08:15 -0400
If anyone had any illusions as to where M-103 is heading with the full weight of the government this should serve as a wake up call. (I am curious as to why they put Tommy’s case on a news blackout until his case is heard).
commented 2017-05-11 15:09:16 -0400
Larry Singleton: I can’t help thinking Britain resembles the depiction of society portrayed in the cult series “The Prisoner” in Patrick Mcgoohan’s brilliantly written and acted mini sci-fi Orwellian society. (Spoiler alert for those who didn’t see it’s conclusion). The final episode created such a reaction the star of the show said he had to go into hiding for a few weeks until public anger subsided. The reason being when finally given the opportunity to leave and reveal the identity the person running this country/prison the main character chased down a hooded masked being to eventually reveal it was himself. The idea being we have allowed the government to become this oppressive force in our lives by empowering them and not holding them to account. Is this not an accurate depiction of our current reality?
commented 2017-05-11 13:11:07 -0400
- So the job of police in the UK is to protect Muslim pedophile gangs from their victims or anyone that dares report on it. Journalists have no rights or freedoms unless they’re government propagandists posing as journalists. So the only people that have rights in the UK are the globalist elites & their Muslim pals. Absolutely disgusting. The world needs The Rebel like never before.

- People who support socialism really need to look at what’s happening in Venezuela. This is the end game of the socialist state – ALWAYS – it’s just a matter of how long it takes to get there. They’ll just keep chanting their mantra “it’s not real socialism” like they do every time one of their socialist worker’s paradises collapses. Being a socialist requires a strong dedication to maintaining a high level of ignorance.

- Great to see Jack & The Rebel in the white house. The mainstream fake news media is upset that there are actual journalists allowed in the white house. ROFLMAO! Too funny.
commented 2017-05-11 12:52:03 -0400
Letter to the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) 5-11-17

May 10, 2017

Tommy Robinson Jailed For “Attempted Journalism”: The Latest

Ezra Levant

France is finished. And Britain and “Londonistan” is following quickly behind. It’s too bad. I’m sixty years old and grew up watching movies from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Particularly Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone. In one episode where he goes to America to fight Nazis, at the end of the movie he talks to Watson about the “special relationship” between America and Britain, I take from that our shared values. Today it’s all about “globalization” and the rest of that liberal rot that has infested every level of government, education and especially law enforcement.

The idiots in France just sealed their doom by electing a politician whose organization is infested with Muslim Brotherhood members and affiliates. Canada just passed an “Islamophobia” law. Today Britain, the US, France, Canada and other democracies are ashamed of their Christian values and fall all over themselves to appease those who wish to destroy us.

The reason I’m contacting you is the article above that was posted on my Fakebook page. I suggested that people not be afraid to contact the “law enforcement” agencies in these countries and post their opinions and relevant articles.

I would urge you to share the information below with your fellow officers and employees. Because I truly believe that the once “Great” Britain is no longer Great. You fought a battle to the death against against the Nazis. Today you actually arrest people for quoting Winston Churchill and are on your knees to the same Muslims who participated every step of the way in the Jewish Holocaust. Muslims were the ideological soul mates of the Nazis.

You may not know it but “Great” Britain participated in their own way in the mass murder of Jews. I mention that because you apparently are suffering the fatal disease of not learning from history.

It’s too bad. I love reading about British history. I’ve read both of Winston Churchill’s books, The River War and Malakand Field Force where he goes into great detail about the Muslims he fought and interacted with. It was Muslims who clued him into the importance of understanding the Nazis. Or “know your enemy”. I’ll bet you didn’t know that.

France is finished. The once “Great” Britain is second in line.

FrontPage Magazine, Gatestone Institute, Jihad Watch and Campus Watch, UN Watch, The Middle East Forum/Quarterly, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Family Security Matters, American Thinker, The Clarion Project, Imprimis from Hillsdale College, NGO Monitor, Answering Islam, Cross Muslims, Islamist Watch, Muhammad Unveiled, Pat Condell, Religion of Peace.com and read Soeren Kern, Raymond Ibrahim, Cinnamon Stillwell, Andrew Harrod, Efraim Karsh, Denis MacEoin, Khaled Abu Toameh, Andrew G. Bostom, Frank Gaffney, Martin Kramer, Alan Dershowitz, David Horowitz, Daniel Greenfield, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Ingrid Carlqvist, Dr. Wafa Sultan, Patrick Poole, Caroline Glick, Phyllis Chesler, Hugh Fitzgerald, Ralph Sidway, Bat Ye’or and others. (Ben Shapiro And Milo Yiannopoulos)
commented 2017-05-11 12:17:17 -0400
Absolutely shocking what law enforcement has sunk to in the UK. They’re useless at protecting the most vulnerable like young girls but go after those who shed light on their incompetence.
commented 2017-05-11 11:40:20 -0400
Exciting time to be alive, Ezra. You’re like the little media that could. It is an honour to have a membership to such a strong outlet, fighting for the right of free speech and liberty. You will only get bigger and bigger with so many loyal fans and supporters. Tommy’s case is an example of what the fight for freedom is about. He looked a little shell shocked which the UK police intended all along, throw him off his game. Without your hard work, we would still be feeling alone in a confusing world of leftists, fascists, opening borders and other crazy stuff that your team has caught up with and told us about. Thanks for helping the rest of us realize that we are not alone.
commented 2017-05-11 10:46:56 -0400
We are far too polite for own good here in Canada. I get that. I’m they guy who apologizes to the guy who steps on my foot. As much as I appreciate kind, gentle and considerate people there is nothing wrong about standing up for yours and other people’s rights. Ezra is correct this is the most important battle of our lives over free speech and if we lose it we might not see it return in our lifetime. Many on the left don’t give a damn what people think and will march protest and get violent when someone threatens their perceived rights while we worry if people will think we are mean. Trudeau boldly tells those who are not free choice they are no longer welcome on his team and we worry that people might think us extreme if we are pro-life. Our forefathers laid down their lives for our freedom while we worry about having our image sullied. Face it there is no such thing as a polite war and it will get worse before it gets better if we are in it to win.
commented 2017-05-11 07:22:18 -0400
Thank God for Tommy, The Rebel & all supporters of freedom. What our grandfathers & fathers fought wars for, we are now fighting to keep it. Freedom is not free.
commented 2017-05-11 02:43:01 -0400
How long before the RCMP come for Ezra at 4 AM?
commented 2017-05-10 22:42:09 -0400
The British authorities just don’t want the world to see what a bunch of foolish dhimmis they have become. Tommy is very brave to stand up for the British people. Thank God for the Rebel!
commented 2017-05-10 22:27:36 -0400
Retroactive charges, 4am arrests 24hrs after the fact, publication bans, gag orders, probably closed hearings too. Justice in secret is a living sign of UKs devolution of rule of law to a police state.

Tommy any competent lawyer could get these inapplicable charges dropped – if there is a history of abusive enforcement and malicious prosecution, this cop should be charged with conspiracy or obstruction and a couple of other crimes relative to his malfeasance.
commented 2017-05-10 22:27:30 -0400
M103 coming soon to take Ezra and other Rebel commentators away in the night. We know who the real “Nazis” are in this fight and it ain’t us. As we all know, we are in the midst of a battle of culture and are being assaulted on different fronts at the same time, from different enemies with a common cause. That cause being the de-construction of western civilization, and it is happening in small but increasingly fast moving increments. Without a resistance “Rome” will be lost as the “barbarians” run over the gates and consume the society that allowed them to thrive. Cancer can be beaten if the will is there and we do indeed have a malignancy which is in need of radical treatment.
commented 2017-05-10 22:05:35 -0400
This is the reason my family moved to Canada, to get away from the communist police showing up at your door in the middle of the night and taking people away never to be seen again!

What the hell is happening to Great Britain?
commented 2017-05-10 21:41:22 -0400
Perhaps all the Antifa should be rounded up and sent to Venezuela. Their Lost Cause would at least have some meaning in that Country. Some of them may even be lucky enough to get run down by Armored Police Vehicles.

CANADIAN MONGREL. I agree with you.
commented 2017-05-10 21:37:36 -0400
BTW, I donated $25 to Tommy’s cause and the fight for freedom.
commented 2017-05-10 21:10:34 -0400
The Rebel monthly cost for all the great reportings it is now doing, is cheaper than a starbuck fancy coffee. I therefore have no problem with helping the causes that are important to us and Tommy’s harassment by the police is one of them for me. Thank you the rebel team for bringing news that very few would have the professionalism to cover.
commented 2017-05-10 21:03:12 -0400
Ezra, if there is more than enough money raised for Tommy’s defence, I vote that you use the extra to hire some of the best lawyers that can be afforded to sue the authorities for harassment, breach of rights, and whatever other crime against freedom they have committed.
Looking forward to Jack’s first question in the WH press room of Canadian interest (NAFTA, Trudeau, tariffs, Canada’s open border, etc.)
commented 2017-05-10 20:50:01 -0400
Good show.

However, I was disappointed that there was nothing about the BC election on The Rebel’s flagship program.

The time taken about Mr. Robinson had to be there, I agree. Maybe even more time.

However, Mr. Posobiec had already posted, and Mr. Ortega could have been aired at a later date.

Mr. Wilson does a great job from BC, but I would have thought the flagship show could have made this a second story to Mr. Robinson. The province is politically split straight down the middle in geographic terms, which must be of concern. The Greens and NDP can form a coalition to create a wall to the Pacific to both the interior and Canada in general.

Maybe tomorrow’s show?
commented 2017-05-10 20:39:13 -0400
Watching Jack’s video from the exterior of the White House, what strikes me more than anything else is the fact that the building is so . . . so . . . WHITE.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. ☺