BRITAIN: Far-Right Extremist Tommy Robinson Begs Trump For Asylum, Faces Possible Two Year Sentence

The Independent reports:

Tommy Robinson has launched a public appeal for Donald Trump to grant him asylum in the United States as he faces being jailed in the United Kingdom.

The EDL founder and anti-Islam activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found to have committed contempt of court last week, after he filmed defendants on trial and broadcast it on social media in breach of a reporting ban. In a desperate plea shared onto his InfoWars conspiracy theory channel, he broadcast a message to the US president.

In the video, he can be heard saying: “I feel like I’m two days away from being sentenced to death in the UK. I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case. I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work.”

Robinson faces up to two years in prison at an upcoming sentencing hearing. Last year the Trump administration’s “Ambassador for Religious Freedom” Sam Brownback lobbied Britain for Robinson’s release after he was first jailed for disrupting the trial cited above.

Robinson, the founder of the extremist English Defense League, is a cult hero among the US far-right and has appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to promote his white nationalist beliefs.

He has been permanently banned from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Earlier this year he was banned from Australia. Last month he was filmed sucker-punching a soccer fan outside a match in the Netherlands.

More from Wikipedia:

Robinson has accumulated several criminal convictions and has served three prison sentences. His criminal record includes convictions for violence, financial and immigration frauds, drug possession, public order offences, and contempt of court. He has served at least three separate custodial sentences: in 2005 for assault on a police officer, in 2012 for using false travel documents, and in 2014 for mortgage fraud.