Oct 26, 2012 No Comments ›› Dinah Tellya
And, according to Pamela Geller’s report below the Telegraph report, some of the prisoners have been put into cells with Muslims in the hopes that they will be killed…
Excerpted from The Telegraph: Dozens of English Defence League supporters were arrested on their way to a surprise demonstration in east London at the weekend, it emerged last night.
The 53 protesters, which also reportedly included a member of the group’s executive, were arrested on motorways on the outskirts of the capital.
Dozens of officers in riot vans intervened before the members of the far right group reached the capital on Saturday afternoon for the surprise protest outside a mosque in Whitechapel, east London.
Scotland Yard said they were held following an “an intelligence-led, pre-event investigation into a planned disturbance in east London on the same day”.
They were stopped on the M25 motorway at J14, near Heathrow and J16, in Uxbridge, west London as well as the M3 at J3, near Bagshot, Surrey.
The Metropolitan Police said all 53 protesters were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance but declined to confirm their intended location.
The men were suspected of taking place in a “planned disturbance” in east London on the same day.
A police spokesman said:
“All 53 were males and they were arrested for conspiracy to cause public nuisance before being taken into custody at various locations in central and south London.
“Those arrested are being bailed pending further enquiries, on the condition they do not enter east London to demonstrate for a stipulated period of time.”
Excerpted from Pamela Gellar in American Thinker: The arrest of over 53 people in the United Kingdom is the beginning of the end for once-great Britain. The leaders of the English Defence League (EDL), Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, were among those arrested, as well as Paul Weston of the British Freedom Party (BFP). I spoke with Kevin Carroll about his recent arrest and that of Robinson and Weston, and he told me the appalling details.
Carroll told me that British authorities tried everything in the book to stop him from running for police and crime commissioner (PCC) for the Bedfordshire Police Authority. Nonetheless, he officially won the right to run for PCC last Friday. But then, the very next day, British authorities carried out these mass arrests of EDL and BFP members, stripping them and forcing them to wear white paper overalls like those given to incarcerated terrorists. They were allowed no phone calls.
Meanwhile, British police raided the homes of Carroll, Robinson, and three others who had been arrested. “They absolutely ransacked mine,” Carroll told me. “They smashed the door off and wrecked my home. They took my only vehicle, with all the tools of my trade inside, and impounded it, as well as Tommy’s car.” The police, the bomb squad, forensics teams, and sniffer dogs spent seven and a half hours stripping Carroll’s van to the bone. “When they finished,” he said, “they found nothing! They loaded it up with bugs and GPS monitors and threw everything in the back; it looks like it’s been in a blender.”
After smashing the door to Carroll’s home off its hinges, police officials repaired it, got a locksmith to put on a new lock, and left with the new keys, leaving Carroll locked out of his own home. When Carroll was released, still wearing his white paper prison suit, it was dark and raining; true to form, police officials offered him no transportation, even though it was late at night on a Sunday.
Robinson is being held in Wandsworth prison, an old and antiquated structure with a large population of Muslim prisoners. Weston was arrested and later released without charge for refusing to leave a reception area without information about Robinson. And it is clear why officials would not want that information to get out: not only has Robinson been placed with the general prison population instead of segregated for his own protection, but prison officials have even put him in a cell with hostile Muslims. He was allowed to call his wife Jenna, and he told her that he knew it was going to be “lively” in the cell. That was an understatement: prison officials have deliberately put Robinson in physical danger and even imperiled his life. Carroll contacted a high-ranking police official to request that Robinson be segregated, and she received a promise that he would be, but it hasn’t happened yet — and Robinson has even been denied bail.
“They are really coming at us with everything,” Carroll told me. “I’m even on police bail at the moment for ‘conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.’” This is a politically motivated and trumped up charge, but in Britain it can carry a life sentence.
According to Carroll, Robinson was incarcerated for leaving the United Kingdom and entering the United States fraudulently for our September 11, 2012 Stop Islamization of Nations free speech conference in New York City. Robinson could get twelve to eighteen months in prison just for that. “They are really turning up the heat here, Pamela,” said Carroll. “They are going after all of us, especially Tommy and me.” The EDL said in a statement: “Tommy has been dragged from one court to another — almost always without any serious chance of conviction — simply in order to help disrupt our activities and to prevent us from voicing our legitimate concerns about the spread of Islamic extremism.”
This is a defining moment in British history, as significant as any major turning point. It is in many respects like the Night of the Long Knives, which marked the point of no return from Nazism for Germany. With these outrageous and politically motivated arrests, Britain has entered a dark and dangerous new era. Said Weston: “The full power of the State appears to be concentrating on shutting down any political dissent. This does not really feel like a democratic country anymore.”