Hawzah News Agency - (London - UK) - A British anti-Muslim activist has launched a public appeal for US President Donald Trump to grant him political asylum as he faces imprisonment after being convicted in a contempt of court case.
Tommy Robinson, the co-founder of the English Defense League (EDL) which is a far-right Islamophobic organization in the UK, was found to have committed contempt of court last week after he filmed defendants on trial and broadcast it on social media in breach of a reporting ban.
The UK high court said Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was attempting to agitate the public and was clearly interfering with the administration of justice.
“His words had a clear tendency to encourage unlawful physical or verbal aggression towards identifiable targets. Harassment of the kind he was describing could not be justified,” said high court judge Dame Victoria Sharp.
“There was plainly a real risk that the defendants awaiting jury verdicts would see themselves as at risk, feel intimidated, and that this would have a significant adverse impact on their ability to participate in the closing stages of the trial,” she said.
"I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case. I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work," he added. “This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family – we love the United States, I have no future here [in Britain], the country has fallen.”
Robinson, facing up to two years in jail for breaching reporting restrictions, is due to be sentenced on Thursday.
Robinson has previously been refused entry to the US because of criminal convictions for violence, drug possession and public order offences.
The activist was put behind bars for using a friend’s passport to travel to New York illegally in 2012.