Tommy Robinson

Should Taxpayers Have Funded The 'Conversion' Of EDL's Tommy Robinson?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

The think tank which orchestrated Tommy Robinson's departure as leader of the English Defence League asked for taxpayer funding for the "vital work" f...

Why Muslims Don't Like Cartoons

Sharmeen Ziauddin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sharmeen Ziauddin

When I hear the word 'cartoon' and 'Muhammad' in the same sentence, I cringe and prepare myself for a plethora of conflict and disharmony between Muslims and the rest of the world. To the West we Muslims may come across as over-zealous, overexcited and too defensive-but this is not without reason...

The Limits of Free Speech on Campus

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

No-platform policies are not a form of Orewellian censorship - they are a reasonable concept encouraging self-regulation. Rather than 'banning' individuals outright, we as students must place significant pressure on the relevant authorities to withhold the right of certain individuals to speak at certain times on campus.

Tommy Robinson Jailed For 18 Months

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud amounting to £160,000, in a sentence the former EDL leader appeared to describe as a ...

College Cancels Holocaust Event After Inviting Tommy Robinson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust told HuffPost UK: “Local Holocaust Memorial Day events are organis...

Ex-EDL Leader Tommy Robinson's 'Tolerance' Talk To Schoolchildren Cancelled

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A school which booked the former leader of the English Defence Tommy Robinson, who has a criminal record for violence and fraud, to talk to schoolchil...

Most BNP Voters 'Will Back Ukip'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip is on track to pick up most of the votes from the British National Party in upcoming elections as Nick Griffin's party is set for a disastrous pe...

Was 2013 The Year The EDL Died?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

If the future of the EDL looked grim in January 2013, with its founder Tommy Robinson jailed for immigration offences, and its co-leader Kevin Carroll...

Chris York

'The Rise Of Populism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

The EDL has been described as the "biggest populist street movement in a generation". They've also been called thugs, racists, idiots and a threat ...

Unbelievable...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Reports and photographs from an EDL demonstration in Exeter today appear to show members of the group laughing as they don burkhas and "pray in the st...

Charlotte Meredith

LOOK: EDL Rally In Exeter

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Life after Tommy Robinson plods on for the English Defence League, with a march in Exeter kicking off today. Up to 250 police officers will join mo...

Robinson 'Has Not Changed His Position', Say Anti-Islam Pair

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

The former leader of the EDL, Tommy Robinson, has reconciled with his transatlantic anti-Islamist friends Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, but has sa...

Is Tommy Robinson Now Mainstream?

The Huffington Post UK | | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

Tommy Robinson seems to be getting the platform he has long craved - despite insisting his views have not changed. On Wednesday he was interviewed ...

The Hyperreal Resurrection of the New Messiah, Tommy Robinson

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Things have been a little hyperreal of late. It all started three weeks ago with the Damscene conversion of Tommy Robinson and his decision to quit the English Defence League (EDL).

'Since Quitting The EDL I've Been Attacked, But People Are Listening To What I'm Saying'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson has revealed he wants to take his new cause "mainstream," in a new "united front against extremism." The former far-ri...

Muslims Who Speak Against Extremism 'Targeted By Al Shabaab'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Somali extremists intend to target moderate Muslims who speak out against terror, including Mo Ansar, one of the Muslims credited for turning the EDL'...

What's Made Tommy Robinson So Chirpy?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson turned up at court on Wednesday morning only to find the case against him had been dropped. Tommy Robinson, whose real...

US Anti-Islam Activist Distances Herself From Tommy Robinson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

There's been ups and downs, laughs and tears, but the trans-Atlantic friendship between the former EDL leader Tommy Robinson and anti-Islam activists ...

EDL Member Plumbs New Depths With 'Mecca' Tattoo (NSFW)

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'BOOM' EDL Supporter Shows Off Tattoo Of Mosque Being Blown Up (PICTURE) An EDL member was photographed at a march in Bradford on Saturda...

EDL Chairman Joins Twitter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

UPDATE 17:41 13/10: Another account claiming to be the real Tim Ablitt has surfaced, we are awaiting confirmation... The English Defence League's n...

LOOK: Leaderless EDL Head To Bradford

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

The leaderless English Defence League is holding its first demonstration since the resignation of Tommy Robinson this week. The rally in the centre...

I Want to Believe Tommy Robinson Has Seen the Error in His Ways, But I'm Finding It Difficult to Do

Salma Yaqoob | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Salma Yaqoob

Robinson thinks that by partnering with the Quilliam Foundation, who also label practically everyone in the Muslim community who do not share their particular views as 'extremists', he has developed a new ingenious strategy to mainstream his cause. If the somewhat fawning response of the media is to go by, he may well be on to something. It was striking how he was allowed to continuously make references to the dangers of Islamic extremism in broad brush stokes, without challenge or definition, smearing an entire community, conjuring up an image of a sinister 'enemy within'.

Give Tommy Robinson a Chance

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

We must always leave the door open for groups or people to reform. If we don't accept that people can change, what is the point of arguing, of debating, of reasoning - the bedrock of liberal, democratic politics? Yesterday's extremist is sometimes today's elected representative. That's why we should give Tommy Robinson a chance.

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Welcome to possibly the sexiest round-up of funny tweets ever. Yes, this week's collection includes comments on Channel 4's 'Sex Box' and Mumsnet'...

Who Needs Tommy Robinson and the EDL, When Islamophobia Has Gone Mainstream?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Look at the numbers. A Cardiff University study of 974 newspaper articles published about British Muslims between 2000 and 2008 found more than a quarter of them portrayed Islam as "dangerous, backward or irrational"; references to radical Muslims outnumbered references to moderate Muslims by 17 to one.