The Darren Osborne case will be used to silence anyone who speaks out against Islam
The Darren Osborne case came to an end on Friday with the defendant being sentenced to a 43-year term of life imprisonment. The CPS and the media have placed the blame for Osborne’s so-called radicalisation and thus responsibility for his crime firmly at the feet of the “far right” in general and Tommy Robinson in particular. In this article, I outline how they’ve been able to do this and I think we can all guess why they want to keep us quiet.
An Overview of the Case
On the morning of Sunday 18th June 2017, Darren Osborne left his home in Wales and drove to London in a hired van. In the afternoon, he was present at the Iranian-backed anti-Jewish Al Quds march, which is attended by a mixture of left-wingers and Muslims and where flags of the terrorist organisation, Hezbollah, are paraded through the streets of Central London. It seems likely that the Al Quds march was his original objective but for some reason he refrained.
Consequently, later that evening, Osborne drove to Finsburk Park in North London and just after midnight on what was by then June 19th drove the van into a group of Muslims, who had recently left the nearby mosque, which I’m sure you remember became infamous for radical Islam in the 1990s and so was another obvious target.
The group of Muslims were all gathered around Makram Ali, who had already collapsed prior to the van attack. Ali was the only person to die after Osborne drove the van into the group, although apparently a number of them were injured.
Darren Osborne’s trial began at Woolwich Crown Court on January 21st 2018. He was accused of terrorism-related murder and attempted murder and pleaded not guilty on both counts. On February 1st he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment serving a minimum of 43 years.
Apart from the incredibly high sentence for someone who was probably mentally unstable and without excusing him in any way, whose actions only resulted in the death of one person, what was really interesting was the comments made in court by the Crown Prosecution Service, which have opened the door to the typical “this was all caused by far right extremism” narrative in the left-wing media.
Far Right Connections?
Both Tommy Robinson and Jayda Fransen were mentioned in the prosecution’s opening statement on the first day of the trial and as a result, the media claimed that both of them featured prominently in Osborne’s Internet searches prior to the attack and that he had received an email from Tommy Robinson and a direct Twitter message from Jayda Fransen.
It turned out that the email was an automated message from journalist Robinson’s employers Rebel Media and Jayda Fransen’s Twitter DM was also an automated “Thanks for following” message. However, with headlines such as “Finsbury Park terror suspect Darren Osborne read messages from Tommy Robinson days before attack, court hears” subtitled “Prosecutors say Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen also sent message to Darren Osborne” in The Independent and similar headlines on other new outlets, the aim was to sow the seeds in the public’s minds that Tommy Robinson and Jayda Fransen were in direct contact with Darren Osborne.
Due to Tommy Robinson’s savvy use of his phone to livestream his meetings with journalists, it is clear that he refutes having influenced Darren Osborne’s and has spoken to his solicitor about taking legal action if, once the trial is over and the court transcripts are available, it is found that he has been misrepresented by the CPS or in turn the media have misreported the prosecution arguments in order to pursue a political agenda against him.
Refusing to See Reality
The media’s attempts to blame Tommy Robinson, who is almost always described as “far right” and “former leader of the EDL”, are almost farcical. He is socially liberal on issues such as gay and women’s rights and completely accepting of any group in the UK apart from Muslims so can hardly be accused of being far right. His argument against Islam is that its fundamental tenets are incompatible with modern liberal democratic values and that anyone who follows them to the letter is a danger to society. The fact that most people who do so happen to be brown is hardly a reason for calling him far right.
Because of their left-wing multicultural agenda, the media seem incapable of accepting reality. Tommy’s statement “There is a nation within a nation forming just beneath the surface of the UK. It is a nation built on hatred, on violence and on Islam” has been quoted over and again and has been treated as if it were an incitement to violence rather than a description of the situation in the UK.
Everyone can see that Muslim communities have failed to integrate and are adopting increasingly radical forms of Islam, which in turn is leading to violence against non-Muslims, both in the form of terrorist attacks and the rape of young English girls. However, rather than seeing Darren Osborne’s actions as a reaction to the terrible events that occurred in the UK in early 2017, the media insist that he had been radicalised by the far right and imply that a mentally unstable man driving a van into a group of Muslims and killing one is somehow equivalent to, or perhaps even worse than, the 23 dead and 512 injured in the Manchester Arena bombing, the 6 dead and 49 injured in the Westminster Bridge attack or the 11 dead and 48 injured in the London Bridge attack.
Darren Osborne’s Note
A note was quoted in court that had been written in the pub by Darren Osborne on the day before he set off for London in which he described Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as a “terrorist sympathiser” and London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, as a “disgrace”. This is what was read out in court and I have managed to source through the media:
“Why are there terrorists on our streets today? We’ve had three recent terror attacks, our children spattered against the walls of concerts, part and parcel by all accounts, Mr Sadiq Khan, no it isn’t how can you let this happen, terrorists marching through our capital city, you’re a disgrace, where was the public outrage after 1400 of our white British none Muslim girls?
Where were you in Rotherham, Lily Allen, Jeremy Corbyn, nowhere to be seen.”
Later in the note, he wrote:
“So Mr Sadiq Khan how are you this morning? I’d imagine your (sic) gonna have a hard job keeping your happy go lucky vibrant city in order, Part n parcel of living in a big city, carry on as normal, bk to ya day Jobs, what about you Jez?
“Mr terrorist sympathiser, or should I call you Harold, “you dirty old man” put that in ya pipe, & have some sympathy for me, well Folkes gotta go busy day today. Remember peaceful vigils only & please dont look back in anger, God Save the Queen”.
As you can see there was no mention of Tommy Robinson or the far right and most of what he says are conclusions that any normal person witnessing the events of the last few years would have come to.
Furthermore, Osborne’s ex-girlfriend claimed that his so-called radicalisation began after he watched the BBC’s Three Girls documentary, which dramatised the grooming, rape and prostitution of three white Rochdale schoolgirls by gangs of Pakistani Muslim men, something that has been happening to hundreds of girls in towns all over Britain for decades and is still going on today.
Newsnight Hatchet Job
The media spin even after the trial is over hasn’t let up and in an interview on BBC2’s Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark virtually accused Tommy Robinson of directly inciting Darren Osborne to commit the attack. She falsely claimed Robinson had been quoted in court and stated that Osborne had copied two of Robinson’s tweets and that they had been found on the dashboard of the van after the attack.
The first, “Where was the day of rage after the terrorist attacks? All I saw was lighted candles”, was tweeted after the Grenfell fire and Wark failed to mention that it had been accompanied by a left-wing poster calling for “a day of rage” in response to the fires. The second, “Anger? When a Muslim bombed our kids we were told not to look back in anger”, was conflated with the way Darren Osborne signed off his letter. He had closed with the exact words “Don’t look back in anger”, which in fact had been the headline of The Sun newspaper after the Manchester attack, so Wark had deliberately misrepresented Tommy Robinson’s influence.
Fortunately, Tommy Robinson was equipped with all the counter-arguments and defended himself admirably, which has led to the BBC receiving complaints for giving him a platform. Had Wark’s dishonest take-down of him gone as planned, the Left would be rubbing their hands with glee. We can be thankful for the small mercy that the media always seem to underestimate Mr Robinson’s sharp streetwise intelligence.
Things Will Get Worse
However, the battle’s not over and by yesterday afternoon the usual mainstream media suspects were publishing calls to clamp down on the “far right” and for social media companies to censor “hate speech” more effectively. Whatever the truth of the situation, like Thomas Mair or Dylan Roof before him, the Darren Osborne case will be used as a weapon against dissident voices.
The police state is about to up its game. We’d better watch our backs!