In a questionable move from Bill O’Reilly, the head of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, was given a platform on Fox News to voice his organization’s agenda — which many have labeled as fascist.
Appearing on the O’Reilly Factor, Robinson discussed the EDL’s efforts to “fight for Christianity, fight for our children’s future, fight for our culture, and fight for our country’s identity, which is completely under attack.” Robinson then claimed that British politicians need to do more to suppress the growth of Muslim immigration into the United Kingdom, going on to say that “actions speak louder than words.”
According to a 2010 “undercover” investigation by the Guardian, despite the EDL’s claims to be a peaceful and “non-racist” organization, “racism, violence and virulent Islamophobia” were witnessed at the organization’s demonstrations.
“The English Defence League ,which started in Luton last year, has become the most significant far-right street movement in the UK since the National Front in the 1970s,” the report stated. “ A Gaurdian investigation has identified a number of rightwing extremists who are taking an interest in the movement — from convicted football hooligans to members of violent rightwing splinter groups.”
Watch Tommy Robinson’s appearance on The O’Reilly Factor in the video below.