Controversial British citizen-journalist Tommy Robinson is asking President Trump to give him emergency political asylum in the United States as a judge in the U.K. decides on his sentence. Last week, Robinson was found guilty of contempt of court in connection with a Facebook Live broadcast of defendants involved in a sexual grooming case in Leeds in 2018.
In May of 2018, Robinson was arrested, tried, and imprisoned — all within 24 hours — for the crime of livestreaming outside a Leeds courthouse while a secretive trial of Muslim men suspected of sexually abusing hundreds of native British girls was ongoing. In August, Robinson was released from prison after an appeals judge ruled that Robinson’s trial had been rushed and the journalist was not allowed to properly defend himself.
In the two months Robinson was imprisoned, he lost more than 40 pounds and was kept in solitary confinement for his own safety. The prison he was detained in — the Only Prison in Warwickshire — has one of the highest populations of Muslim prisoners in the entire U.K.
And after being found guilty of contempt of court in connection with the same events that led to his incarceration last year, Robinson may be headed back to prison. On Alex Jones’ Infowars program, Robinson said, “I feel like I’m two days away from being sentenced to death.”
Robinson made his appeal on Jones’ program on Monday: “I want to make a genuine appeal to President Trump, to the Republican Party … please consider me and my family for political asylum. The British state’s appeasement to Islam, the unrestricted waves of migrants into this country means that they have deliberately persecuted and illegally imprisoned anyone who speaks out against their globalist agenda.”
Robinson faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail. However, Robinson and his allies fear that should he would be placed in a prison with a high Muslim population, it is essentially a death sentence because of Robinson’s aggressive reporting on Muslim “grooming gangs,” which allegedly kidnap young girls and force them into sex slavery.