Tommy Robinson, the English Rightist whose sentence was recently reversed, has received nearly £20,000 worth of Bitcoin (BTC) from supporters all over the world. The support for Tommy, who was formerly serving a 13-month jail term for “contempt of court,” has been immense and surprising to many.
Donations to the Evening Standard, has come in from Washington even to Turkey in such an alarming rate that organizations and bodies monitoring right-wing activities cannot help but take notice. Since his sentence in May, his Facebook fans have shot up noticeably by roughly 10 percent, now about hitting heights of 900,000. His channel also on YouTube now has more than 230k subscribers, a remarkable 20 percent increase.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, which is Robinson’s real name, was sent to jail after being tried for filming people during a criminal trial and subsequently posting it on social media. He was berated after the alleged act by some people. However, many of his supporters did not agree and criticized that he was jailed, citing a violation of the right to speech. Soon after his sentence, a £5,500 worth of Bitcoins was sent to bitcoin wallet.
Robinson has not been short of influential supporters, with Fox News, Breitbart, and Rebel Media, who was his former employer all backing him. Donald Trump Jr., the United States president, Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, actress Roseanne Barr, and many other “alt-right” personalities have made support for Robinson known.
Last month, there was an opportunity for Robinson’s campaign to be reiterated, at an event, organized by Breibart and UK editor, Raheem Kassam, where right-wing politicians discussed and rebuked diverse societal evils affiliated with Islam.
Robinson’s Critics Dismayed
If the public is surprised by the support Robinson has received, none could be more dismayed by Robinson’s relentless critics.
SPLC’s deputy director, Heidi Beirich, has revealed his shock at the amount of support the English Rightist has received from the public and has simply called it “extraordinary.”
Other critics, one of whom is Nick Lowles, the chief executive of Hope Not Hate, labeled Robinson, a dangerous extremist who is trying to unite the far right around Islamophobia, and who is far from being a victim of Free Speech robbery as his supporters believe.