Stephen Lennon, (29 - 27/11/82), unemployed, of Bedford appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, 22 October charged with possession of a false identity document with improper intention (contrary to Section Identity Documents Act 2010).
Stephen Lennon was remanded in prison on a charge of entering the United States illegally. This refers to his visit to New York last month to speak at the International Freedom Defense Congress organised by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s Stop Islamization of Nations (SION).
|Tommy Robinson, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller|
Lennon had previously been refused entry to the US when he tried to attend a demonstration (also organised by Geller and Spencer) in September 2010. So it seems likely that he passed through US customs to attend last month’s conference using a passport based on false documentation.
Stephen Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, aka Stephen Lennon-Yaxley, is the leader of the EDL, a far right group that threatens to march on Norwich 10 November.
So where does this arrest leave all the slavishly faithful EDL followers who have misguidedly put their faith in this man and handed over their hard earned cash to him?
I almost feel sorry about how these vulnerable followers of the tin-pot racists of the far right are exploited, again and again, and still don't get it.
For example, the penny has not yet dropped for an English Defence League's Norwich Division member Sam Burgess. He still has no inkling of how serious this charge is both for Lennon and for the EDL.
Pathetically, passionately, Burgess declared his support for Lennon/Robinson as follows:
we must still stick by him! he's done so much for us and its time we gave something back!Well Sam, it's easy to help. All your leader wants is more and even more of your money. There are a number of appeals already up on EDL sites and Facebook, so what are you waiting for?
Hand over all you can to your dear leader who has done so much for you, he'll be ever so grateful, no need to hesitate - go for it.