Hardline Islam is much bigger theat to Britain than neo-Nazis, says former EDL leader

'Politicians and the media label everyone who highlights any negative aspect of Islam at the same level', says political activist Tommy Robinson

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Monday, December 12, 2016

The former leader of the English Defence League has told talkRADIO the threat posed to Britain by far-right extremists pales into significance against that of hardline Islam.

Tommy Robinson, who served time in prison in 2015, also told us that the media's coverage of people who criticise Muslims is completely unhelpful.

Robinson was speaking to Paul Ross after news that the far-right group National Action is to be banned under UK terrorism laws. An order was made in Parliament to proscribe the group.

Robinson told Paul: “I think the right course of action against this group is to proscribe them". however he claimed that there only "100 young Nazi idiots" in the UK, compared with "4,000 [Muslims] on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week watch."

He continued: "What the media have done, what politicians have done, is they’ve labeled anybody that dares to talk [about] any negative aspects [of Islam] at the same level as these groups, which is completely wrong.

“The EDL was always categorized by the police as centre, not left or right, but that didn’t help us because the media was telling everyone this is a Nazi organisation."

Listen to the full interview to find out more