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Anti-Muslim Activist Tommy Robinson Arrested: Fair Or Foul?

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The arrest of right-wing activist Tommy Robinson has been making headlines over the past few days. Robinson has been a vocal critic of Islam and Islamic migration, and was arrested after live streaming from his phone for an hour in front of Leeds court, as members of an alleged child grooming gang entered the court for trial.

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Let’s have our discernment caps firmly planted on our noggins, folks, as we wade through this.

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Fox News Narrative

Let’s begin by detailing the narrative brought to us in this Fox News article. They first provide a video which shows Robinson ‘being surrounded by as many as seven police officers as he live streamed the incident on his phone. The police informed him he was being arrested for “breach of the peace”.’

But shortly after his arrest, a source with knowledge of the case told Fox News that he had been jailed for 13 months on a contempt-of-court charge.

A court listing indicated the case was “closed” by Friday afternoon.

One source said he was jailed in Hull Prison. The prison declined to comment to Fox News on whether Robinson was there. Leeds Crown Court also did not return a request for information.

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Sources with knowledge of Robinson’s case spoke on condition of anonymity in part because of fear they would be arrested for contempt. One told Fox that Robinson’s lawyer warned that, considering the presence of Muslim gang members in prison, a 13-month sentence was tantamount to a death sentence.

Tommy’s lawyer said he will likely die in jail given his profile and previous credible threats, and the judge basically said he doesn’t care,” the source said. “He sentenced him to 13 months in prison.”–Fox News article

The impression we get from this article is that Tommy Robinson was exercising his basic freedoms as a citizen. He was not even saying anything. His capture and alleged imprisonment suggest that Britain is a police state. Just ask Roseanne.

‘The Independent’ Narrative

I will construct a different narrative in part through an article in The Independent. Note this is not to say that the Fox News article did not mention some of these points; but as with most news, the way information is ordered, worded, and bundled together helps to promote a fundamental point of view.

The Independent focuses on the fact that Robinson knew that he would likely be arrested if he continued to interfere with the justice system. He had been convicted of contempt of court in a previous case and his sentence was suspended on condition that he not act in contempt of court in the future. Robinson’s words here are to police as he is being arrested:

“This isn’t contempt of court?” he asked during the broadcast. “You are allowed to do this, aren’t you?”

Contempt of court is a criminal offence that can see people jailed for speeches or publications that create a “substantial risk that the course of justice in the proceedings in question will be seriously impeded or prejudiced”.

Robinson is already under a suspended sentence for committing contempt of court over a gang rape case heard in Canterbury last year.

Judge Heather Norton handed him a three months imprisonment in May last year but suspended it for 18 months on the condition he did not commit further offences.

“This is not about free speech, not about the freedom of the press, nor about legitimate journalism, and not about political correctness,” the judge told Robinson at the time.

“It is about justice and ensuring that a trial can be carried out justly and fairly, it’s about being innocent until proven guilty.

“It is about preserving the integrity of the jury to continue without people being intimidated or being affected by irresponsible and inaccurate ‘reporting’, if that’s what it was.”

In this narrative, Tommy Robinson is taking the opportunity to continue his agenda while trying to skirt any ‘contempt of court’ charges by simply live streaming outside of the courthouse without saying anything incriminating. Journalist Sunny Hundal takes it a step further below, stating that he might actively be trying to get arrested for publicity and/or more funding from supporters.

The latest news I’ve seen on the story comes from this article in The Sun,

Jailing Robinson today, judge Geoffrey Marson QC said the “integrity” of the case had to be upheld. “Nothing may occur which will prejudice the trial…He was expressing his views. Everyone understands the right to freedom of speech but there are responsibilities and obligations.”

Robinson’s barrister Matthew Harding said that the 35-year-old felt “deep regret” over the video. He said Robinson had been aware of the reporting restriction in place in the case but thought what he was saying on camera was already in the public domain.

Polarization Is The Problem

On an issue such as this, there are many land-mines to step into. As the story continues to unfold, it becomes important to observe the extent to which polarization is created, and the way in which people gravitate to those places where their preferred narrative is promoted, and shun the sources that promote a different narrative.

When I set out to do this story, it was upon hearing about how freedom of speech was being stifled and how a police state that secretly supported pedophilia was arbitrarily jailing people like Tommy Robinson for trying to bring attention to this matter. And I happen to believe that England (and all Western nations) in some instances operate as police states, and also that large pedophilia rings are secretly organized by factions at the highest levels of power in our world. But I don’t allow that to limit my research to one side of the narrative. In this case, I saw that the story was much more nuanced that articles on Fox News and other publications made it out to be.

As truth-seekers, we must always aspire to see and read both sides of any story, and come to a greater and more whole understanding of what is going on. Polarization itself seems to be the problem here, and I truly believe that polarization is one of the tools being used by our authority to keep us in the dark.

Have there been child sex scandals perpetuated by gangs of predominantly Muslim men such as this alleged child grooming gang being tried? Perhaps yes — but that does not mean it is fundamentally a ‘Muslim’ issue, it only means that child sexual abuse is being promoted by very powerful hidden forces where all the money is. Do we have a problem in our society with the restriction of free speech? Yes, certainly, but it’s done in much more subtle ways that the public arrest of Tommy Robinson, who should not be everybody’s poster-boy for the rights to free speech.

As we take sides between Anti-Islam Right Wing Ranting and Hyper-Permissive Left Wing Political Correctness, the true crimes being perpetrated by the authority in our society go unexamined and unnoticed. The sooner we stop being fooled by these polarization campaigns, the sooner we will see through to the real source of crimes in our society, and expose them to the light of day.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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