Opinion #FreeTommy: Why Israeli Fanboys Back a U.K. Far Right anti-Muslim Campaigner

At their Tel Aviv rally, supporters of the alt-right’s latest free speech ‘martyr' accused the U.K. of 'subservience to Islam.' But Jews who think the far right is offering them authentic 'friendship' are clearly capable of particularly delusional thinking
It’s a thrilling time to be a racist nationalist.
Forget the old days of being marginalized, of the painstaking efforts to recruit activists, of de rigueur haircuts and uniforms. Now, you can build an international grassroots nationalist coalition online with a simple narrative and single hashtag. 
Anti-Muslim prejudice travels particularly well across borders and feeds so many of today’s dark nationalist fears. 
So when a British far right activist was recently arrested, now jailed, for live videoing defendants midtrial - alleged Muslim sex abusers - it was an obvious trigger for protests online and in the streets, from Texas to Tel Aviv:  #FreeTommyRobinson.
Now in Tel Aviv we are demonstrating for the release of Tommy Robinson. @brianoflondon with me

"The reality is this is a war. These people are waging war on us. This has gone on for 1,400 years. This is nothing new. And the whole time while this goes on, the police leaders or political leaders want to invite more! They want to invite more!" Tommy Robinson said after arriving on the scene of a London terror attack.
Robinson used to be head of the English Defence League, a far-right, fiercely Islamophobic group specializing in street brawls. He’s spent the last few years becoming one of several convergence points for anti-Muslim nationalists of various stripes (similarly to Steve Bannon, late of the White House). 
He’s cozied up to the U.S. alt-right, forged links with the European far-right – as a leader of the U.K. branch of the German racist group Pegida ("Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West.") He makes a point of turning up after U.K. terror attacks to taunt Muslims. And he wrote a book, subtly entitled: "Mohammed's Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam."
Part of Robinson’s tactical shift towards nationalists-in-suits-not-swastikas is his newfound love for Israel. Back as EDL leader he made an attempt to form a "Jewish Division" but his interest in bridge-building with the British Jewish community was entirely rebuffed then, as now. 
But, treading an ignominious path well-beaten by other European far-right leaders, he visited Israel in 2016 and was hosted by Brian Thomas, an ex-Brit who shares his hostility to Islam and boasted of their "friendship."
English Defence League rally against the "Islamification" of the UK and in support of Israel, outside the Israeli Embassy in London. October 24, 2010.
Needless to say, for far right leaders to wave Israeli flags is already a proven short-cut to laundering past anti-Semitism.
And that’s only been strengthened by the Netanyahu government’s pro-active interest in close cooperation with illiberal, anti-Muslim leaders from Hungary to Austria and its willingness to look the other way about their anti-Semitic past. No matter that it’s hard sometimes – say, in Warsaw, or Charlottesville – for them to keep the lid on the foundational anti-Semitism of their movements.
This new networked nationalism seems to offer a safe, welcoming space for anti-Arab, anti-Muslim right-wing Jews and right-wing Zionism. And now Robinson’s Israeli fanboys can show their loyalty to both Robinson and the expanding international anti-Muslim coalition: #FreeTommy.

Pedos and their agents are now arresting those who oppose them, in ENGLAND! @Nigel_Farage @POTUS


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