|Tommy Robinson, Köpenhamn 23 januari. Foto: Steen R./ Snaphanen.dk|
”The problem this country has isn’t just the amount of crime or the depravity of it, but the religious, ethnic and cultural identity of who’s behind so much of it. That common thread in the vast majority of these disturbing cases is what makes the authorities squirm, no matter how much they protest or try to pretend otherwise. Even after Rochdale and Rotherham and Oxford, and now Aylesbury and God-knows how many other instances just waiting to be uncovered, there’s still an institutional unwillingness to confront who is doing this and why. Shutting me up isn’t going to make a damned difference to that painful truth. But it would make Quilliam’s life a little bit easier if I didn’t contribute to the exposing of it.
I told Maajid and Iqbal that I would make a decision by the time I got off licence about what my future was, but that I still didn’t see people facing up to the big issues, not even after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. And that was before the Dewsbury kid Talha Asmal blew himself up in Iraq fighting for ISIS, before a maniac went on the rampage with an AK47 on a Tunisian tourist beach, before Paris. Nothing we’re currently doing seems to be working, does it?”
”The only person I see regularly speaking the truth directly to middle England is the social commentator Douglas Murray. I think he’s speaking for the vast majority of people, but he doesn’t get accused of being a racist or a right wing thug like me. Then again, he’s not a working class white lad from Luton, with an accent like mine. It makes a world of difference, it really does. Lads like me march and we’re thugs. Middle class tweedies march and the nation is speaking. I think it might be too late by the time the British people get off their complacent arses. Too busy catching up on the latest Sky Atlantic box set.
Every day mainstream media commentators debate the best way to de-radicalise the would-be murderers coming back from ISIS, while I’m sat knowing that these trained killers are going to come back from Syria with orders to find me! Meanwhile the suits and Guardian sweethearts talk about welcoming them home and ‘curing’ them as if they’d caught the flu. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.”
Uppdatering: här finns nu den intervju som gjordes med Robinson i lördags.