If you appreciate this essay by Fjordman, please consider making a donation to him, using one of the links at the bottom of this post.
Morten Messerschmidt, leader of the Danish People’s Party, in conversation with Tommy Robinson (right) in the Danish Parliament on April 1, 2023. Photo: Peder Jensen.
Tommy Robinson Exposes Western Censorship
On April 1, 2023, the English activist and author Tommy Robinson was on an official visit to the Free Press Society in Denmark. This was not his first trip to Copenhagen.
In early 2020, Robinson was in Copenhagen to receive the Sappho Award from the Free Press Society. They have also granted free speech awards to such individuals as Daniel Pipes, Ibn Warraq, Flemming Rose, Kurt Westergaard, Melanie Phillips, Mark Steyn, Thilo Sarrazin, Ezra Levant, Lars Vilks, Gunnar Sandelin, Roger Scruton, Douglas Murray and Dennis Prager.
During his visits to the Free Press Society and the Danish Parliament, Robinson received a standing ovation in both 2020 and in 2023. He is not used to such treatment in Britain.
A few individuals such as Tommy Robinson and the Dutch politician Geert Wilders have a natural charisma. You notice this when seeing them in real life. They do not resemble each other physically. Wilders is quite tall even for a northern European man. Robinson is not very tall, but he nevertheless has a strong personal presence. Both Robinson and Wilders have suffered death threats for years after criticizing Islam.
Robinson has repeatedly been thrown in prison by British authorities after truthfully exposing how Muslim rape gangs target white British girls in towns across the UK. He is thus harassed for having committed ideological crimes. He has also been forced to share prison with many Muslims who have committed violent crimes or have Jihadist terrorist sympathies. This resembles the way Communist regimes sometimes put thought criminals in jail with real criminals.
Even when people openly threaten his children with violence or rape, this rarely has any consequences for the individuals behind these threats. Tommy himself is now divorced and nearly bankrupt after enduring years of such harassment.
Michael Pihl, the deputy leader of the Free Press Society, had his account on Facebook suspended in the spring of 2023 after writing about Tommy Robinson’s visit to Copenhagen. This case is far from unique. Big Tech censorship among major technology companies is widespread. Robinson has been systematically shut out of nearly all Western social media platforms.
On Facebook, the censorship is so aggressive that you risk having your account locked for linking to articles that mention Tommy Robinson in a neutral or critical manner. Even Members of Parliament such Morten Messerschmidt, the leader of the Danish People’s Party, can experience such treatment. This is Stalinist censorship in the supposedly free Western world. Certain individuals are to be treated as non-persons. You are not allowed to even mention that they exist.