Tommy Robinson’s “Enemy of the State”: Chapter 17

Thanks to our commenter, dev, for the information that Tommy Robinson’s book is available now in the U.S. on Kindle.

Tommy Robinson: Enemy of the State

I’ve barely begun Enemy but did promise I’d report on Chapter 17, titled simply “Quilliam”.

First of all, anything I say here has to be with the proviso that I’ve not read the preceding sixteen chapters. Thus I will no doubt be less-than-accurate in my appraisal.

Second, I’d taken in with great interest what the Baron said about his meetings with Tommy during his visit to London. He found TR to be intelligent, genuine, personable, and harried, constantly on the go. It seemed to him that everyone wanted a piece of Tommy and not all of those waiting for their own personal pound of flesh were well-intentioned. He (the Baron) worried that Tommy wouldn’t survive.

I’ve often contemplated what the Baron said on returning home. Especially did I think about Tommy when he was in prison on those trumped-up charges. It hurt my heart to think what he must be enduring as he worried about the lives and welfare of his children while he rotted in gaol. Every time I read some piece by Douglas Murray or the other middle class toffs who can speak with impunity, it made me even angrier, sadder. England was sinking beneath a sea of Islamic slime and no one really cared except for the few patriots who paid a steep price for their loyalty to a country that doesn’t exist anymore.

Why is Tommy’s flogging so up close and personal, so relentless? Because whether he likes it or not, he’s charismatic. People find him personally appealing in part because he goes more than halfway in liking them first. How can you resist someone who so obviously wants to like you? Tommy Robinson has the Irish genius for people, and those in charge recognize how dangerous that can be when embodied in a man like this. If he were middle class he’d be leading a revolution. If he had money, he’d be doing serious damage to the GroupThink that is English politics today.

But he’s poor — the police have taken his bank accounts and destroyed his business, effectively impoverishing him — so he’s at the mercy of the Whim Theory under which government operates.

That’s all I knew before beginning Chapter 17 on Quilliam. If I’ve read the chapter correctly, both parties had something the other wanted. Quilliam wanted to get the credit for “converting” Tommy and being the party responsible for his leaving the EDL. When he did leave, they crowed about having decapitated the English Defence League. They pretended ignorance when he bellowed in response to their wording. Lee Rigby had just been decapitated at the time, didn’t they realize what they were saying?? His ire was waved away: it was just a word.

In return for publicly aligning himself with Quilliam, they promised to support his wife and children while he was in prison. But after a couple of months they cut their support drastically, not giving his family enough to survive while he served his time. Back then he thought he’d be in prison for years, so their failure to follow through disturbed him deeply. As it turned out, he was let go early so the question of “support” became moot.

He begins Chapter 17 this way:

Usama Husan is a senior researcher in Islamic studies, affiliated to the Quilliam Foundation. When I quit the EDL in October 2013 you might have seen a lot about Quilliam taking the credit for effectively “converting” me to the right side of the battle against extremism. I smiled to myself a lot about that. But I liked Usama. I still do.

In the next paragraph he explains how he came to be involved with the “so-called counter-extremism think-tank”…I won’t bother transcribing more of that because it’s insider baseball football if you’re not a British voter.

He describes meeting Maajid Nawaz: the latter was standing for Parliament so…

…Nawaz said he couldn’t be seen physically sitting with me — which was kind of rude, but nothing I hadn’t been through before. He said if I ever did quit the EDL to let him know whether I’d be interested in working with them.

It all started from that one chat. I daresay my motives were a bit muddled, although I honestly wanted to discover Quilliam had something legitimate to offer but I’m not sure it has. Quilliam wanted to be seen facilitating my exit from the EDL, and taking the credit for it. That was okay, I know how the world of public funding works. They have to show results from somewhere and I ticked a box of sorts.

At that the same time there was Mum’s health and I was due back in court with the mortgage case which still looked like earning me three-to-five years. All of that was in my head and somehow I still had to find a way to keep my family with food on the table and a roof over their heads…

In the end, Tommy knows he was used and he knows he needed to let that happen for the sake of his family. He refused Maajid’s offer of public “forgiveness” since he knew he’d done nothing wrong. He also said that when Maajid heard he was writing a book he offered the services of his agent and publishers. Tommy met with them — “I went along — but again this was a bunch of left-wing luvvies who wanted to turn my life into a fairy story… my experiences but their agenda. Thanks but no thanks…”

He says that his questions to them never received any answers he found satisfying…

I wish I could write further about this but it’s causing my anxiety to skyrocket. Tommy Robinson’s saga has that effect on me. The Baron helped me by dictating the quotes I chose and throughout that time standing next to me as I typed he kept saying in smiling wonderment, “that really sounds like Tommy. They must have taped a lot of sessions with him and then transcribed what he said. It’s definitely written in his own voice.”

In the final analysis, Tommy walked away from Quilliam still liking people such as Usama. Sadder but wiser and not seeing what else he could have done with his back to the wall, with traitors and users everywhere. Those are my words, not his.

After I have “metabolized” the rest of Enemy, I will attempt a larger review. But I shall have to be further away from it than I am now. I feel compelled to read the book since that’s all I can do: bear witness to the travesty. I remember too vividly the Christmas Tommy Robinson spent in prison while Douglas Murray no doubt did the usual round of holiday festivities in Merrie London. My own image from that time is one I’ve never been able to shake: Douglas Murray & Friends above ground, enjoying the perks to which they honestly believe they’re entitled, while below ground Tommy sits in the viscous rain of Muslim spittle he’s not permitted to prevent. It’s an image right out of Dante’s Inferno. His punishment for speaking out was meticulously planned and executed. It would have broken a lesser man.

The very walls cry out for justice, but that lovely green island is a hard cruel place for those who rebel against rape and slavery and criminal gangs. Those in charge have carved their initials on the backs of their citizens, as England’s rulers have done from time immemorial.

God rest ye merry, Gentlemen.

27 thoughts on “Tommy Robinson’s “Enemy of the State”: Chapter 17

  1. Just going to my Amazon account to see if they will deliver this book to Thailand. Good review Dymphna as ever. If nothing else sold me the book, this did.

  2. There is still no move in the UK to bring to justice those police officers and other public servants who allowed 10 year old girls to be sexually abused with impunity; young virgins sacrificed on the altar of ‘community cohesion’.

    Yet TR, responsible, with others, of exposing this travesty has done gaol time and survived the beatings.

    I fled UK with my family when I realized that the government was not going to do anything to curb Muslim anti-Semitism. Britain has become a banana republic, dancing the days away to the tunes of a tiny clique of dictatorial wannabees and their brainwashed sycophants. Disarmed and powerless, the average Brit awaits a messiah…..

  3. This reflects the largest problem in relation to the threat of Islamism in Britain.

    We have cliques in power, both “left” and “right” represented by Labour and Conservatives who insist only they can own the solution to the problems brought with the growth of Islam; although both are farcically incapable of dealing with the issue. Expecting them to provide a solution is like waiting for something that is never going to happen. The situation will just worsen over time, fester, the inevitable and eventual solution having to be far more extreme than any person would wish.

    What Tommy represents is the democratic majority view. The democratic majority view that in a democracy is supposed to be the basis of our political representation. Of course democratic representation is the last consideration in the political reality of how the UK is governed. Both left and right leaning champagne suppers are adept at manipulating political life in Britain to achieve their narrow, self centred agendas, usually protecting their own and financial backers interests, circumventing the democratic majority.

    A cursory look at so many aspects of life in any Western nation would highlight this lack of democracy. Encouraged over population, cultural and religious overthrow of our traditions, a plethora of pointless and restrictive laws, widening gap between the rich and poor by supporting some industries and not others. We could all add to this list endlessly.

    The reason this lack of democratic representation is important is that it is the root cause of the problems from which we all suffer, which just includes the abhorrent, cancerous growth of Islam. The solution to the growth of Islam, like a lot of problems is the implementation of political systems that are democratic. Systems that cannot be susceptible to the machinations of selfish, greedy ego-maniacs.

    • I would’t be so pessimistic.
      there is large proportion of population who want neither more islam nor more bastardization, nor more government/corporate bureaucracy expansion.

      in last election, these people voted UKIP I presume.
      at least I did (I live in London if that matters).
      despite I disagree with their core policy – “out of EU”,
      and despite I don’t like that snob Farage.

      present political system denies this segment of population political representation, completely. there is only 1 MP from UKIP.

      but hopefully that can change, and some new political reality will appear.
      driven by people like Tommy.

      • Looks like what we have here is a classical Greek democracy – for the top 5% or so, the rest are effectively slaves.
        I left Europe in ’88, there were some problems already, especially in France, but I would have never dreamed it would get this bad this fast. I guess Europeans will have to make a choice – either strand up and fight back any way you can (without damaging yourself too badly in the process, i.e. prison) or planning that (very) extended vacation to see uncle George in Adelaide or cousin Marge in Salt Lake City.

        • You sum it up well Wolfie. Whilst we can always hope – the likelihood is that the situation in the UK will only get worse. Those who cannot be selfish and will care about their nation and their brethren have that choice – prison or plan an exit. I have already moved across the UK away from Islamic areas.

  4. I know what you mean, I have been checking, and saw that the book was now available on Kindle, but thought that if I read that just now I might lose my mind altogether, man. I’m having enough of a job reading ‘Invasion 2020’ by Jeanne Harrington. I can’t stop reading it, but talk about getting wound up.

    It’s absolutely sickening what the neo-totalitarians are doing to our country. The likes of Blair and Cameron – AND BROWN – ought to be tried in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

    • Present day reality has become so sickening that I actively avoid dystopian “suspense novels” about the future. I agree re the neo-totalitarians in charge of Western countries. Thus I confine my leisure reading to short, inspirational stories about ordinary people who find ways to overcome adversity.

      Reading biographies by/about people who have transcended life’s vicissitudes produce endorphins within our own bodies that increase our sense of well-being. Immersing oneself in the kinds of books you describe ought to be done carefully with sufficient regard for how much one gets “wound up”.

      There is little we can do to change things on a large level, but out here, at the margins, small things can make a big difference.

      • THAT court never send muslims to jail for long…..they get out or escape jail as soon as any publicity dies down.

        One KLA leader who was at the Hague, now runs Kosovo with his criminal gangs.

  5. Wow thanks for that .It’s really hard to see the way Islam has been able to divide confuse and disable its intended victims .Divide and conqueror is a very old strategy.But it has been used throughout history .Its time we did the same back to our common global enemy .Poor Tommy .It’s absolutely iniquitous what he has had to and continues to endure.I will definitely read his book.

    • My family is giving me a much longed for KINDLE for Christmas and the first “book” I will buy is this on by TR.

  6. Just to clarify, Tommy blames ‘EDL has been decapitated’ on Quilliam’s very young Islamic Studies grad political liaison officer, Jonathan, who he holds in complete contempt. Tommy also says, ‘Maajid came in & bollocked him [Jonathan], for what it’s worth’.

    Tommy also says, of kids like Jonathan:

    “When we pulled him on it he reverted into all this swallowed-a-dictionary b******t & started saying ‘that’s the terminology used in conflict & terrorism’. Because he’d know of course. He’d studied it all. Got a degree in it … I’m afraid that’s what we’re dealing with. Kids like him are in the front line in tackling the Islamic plot to take over the country, then the world. God help us. Literally.”

    • Until you said so I had no idea what his sexual orientation is/was. Why is that anyone’s business? I don’t care if his true love is a humming bird, nor do I give a fig where he sticks his manly parts. That has no bearing on what I see as a cowardly distancing from real heroes like Tommy.

      I care that middle class people like Murray leave the real patriots like Tommy Robinson to swing in the wind…

      If Murray is on every jihadi hit list and doesn’t have the courage or discernment to cross class lines to stand in solidarity with men like Tommy Robinson then he is part of the problem.

      I hope you recover soon from the self-inflicted contusions you caused for yourself in jumping to conclusions about my motives.

  7. Dymphna.
    why are you so against Douglas Murray?

    is it because he is gay?

    he is on all and every jihadi hit list.. is there any doubt about that?

    • I think it’s more the different way people like him, and people like ‘Tommy’, are treated by the establishment. Is there really any risk of the likes of him ever having to go through what ‘Tommy’ has at the hands of the state? No? That would be the issue then.

      Mind you I recall DM arguing against the Swedish Wiki leaks guy, and his argument was based on us having to trust in the political elite in this country, because after all, they knew best – an absolutely ridiculous argument, that. And he appeared to believe what he was saying. So I never had any time for him after that.

      • I don’t think it was about trust in “political elite”, but rather in facts. the later simply state that Assange’s Wiki-leaks compromised Western intelligence, so I wouldn’t disagree with DM on this issue.

        as to that DM didn’t suffer from state persecution.. well he was both clever and lucky, for now.
        put it this way – he didn’t aim (yet), at being prosecuted for hate speech and alike.
        some politicians do it intentionally – e.g. Marin Le Pen, Geert Wilders.

      • I don’t, and I hope Dymphna also don’t.

        he is decent, honest person, very keen and great ally of Counterjihad.

  8. Thank you for your tremendous effort (emotional and intellectual) expended in addressing my concerns. Nollaig mhaith agat agus go n’eirigh an bothair leat agus an Baron as 2016. M.

      • Thank you very much. Did you know the Gaelic spelling of her name is Eithne? Or at least that’s what I was told by a family member whose mother bore the name. Ah Gaelic! How does one get Enya from Eithne? Or Sheila from Shelagh…

        • The English names for many difficult to pronounce Gaelic names such as Eithne are simply a function of the best phonetic pronunciation the English could manage based on oral and visual comprehension of the unfamiliar words spelling. Following is a short list of interesting examples (from memory), so apologies for inaccuracies:

          Dublin – Dubh Linn (Black Pool (of water))
          Belfast – Beal Na Feirste (Mouth of The River Feirste)
          Donegal – Dun Na nGall (Den/Fort of the Gaul (foreigner)
          Whiskey – Uisce Beatha (Water of Life)
          Fermanagh- Fir Meanach (Men descended from Meanach)
          Tyrone – Tir Eoghain (Land of Owen)

          Donegal us also called Tir Chonaill in Irish (Land of Chonaill).

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