'We are at war', says right-wing firebrand Tommy Robinson after Westminster attack

'We are at war', Tommy Robinson tells Jonny Gould after Westminster attack

Our host spoke to the founder of the English Defence League

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tommy Robinson has said the UK is "at war" against radical Islamic terrorism, and has said the Prophet Mohammed would be classed as a "radical terrorist" were he alive today. 

The comments come days after Khalid Masood killed four people and injured up to 40 in an attack on Westminster in central London. 

Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League, was heavily criticised for his remarks in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. But he appeared unrepentant when speaking to Jonny Gould, telling our host that British people must fight for their rights.

He said: "I hate to say 'I told you so.'

"I hate looking at the people getting murdered knowing we could have prevented it, knowing steps could have been taken over the last 10 years for the Government and security services to listen and learn.

"We are at war. There is a war going on, these people are fighting for the enemy. We’re not actually tackling the problem at all."

Robinson admitted that the problem "is not Muslims, as all Muslims, because it’s clearly not" and says he always "hopes and prays" terror attacks aren't caused by people of Islamic faith.

However he said the founder of the Muslim religion is a major problem, as his teachings have inculcated a culture of hatred.

"If you look at Mohammed and the life of him as a prophet, he would be classed as a radical extremist terrorist in this year now," Robinson said.

"The problem is people devout to the scripture of Islam and taking it literally to the word."