Telegraph Asks If Champagne Celebrations Should End To Appease Muslims

Pakistan Seeks To Protect Islamic Blasphemy Laws

From IANS:
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem has said that the government was committed to protecting the country’s Islamic law, including those pertaining to Blasphemy and the Finality of Prophethood.

He also said that he would resign if any amendment was made to such laws. “Prime Minister Imran Khan would also never allow any such amendment,” he added.

Addressing a seminar on ‘Wahdat ul Ummat’ organised here by the Pakistan Ulema Council, the Minister said Pakistan and Islam were interlinked with each other and it was the duty of Ulema …..

Afghan Radio Station Threatened For Having Female Presenters

From Reuters via Yahoo:
KABUL (Reuters) – A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.

The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them re-joining mainstream society, and that has brought new scrutiny of their attitudes to issues like women’s rights and the media.

The private radio station, Samaa, has been broadcasting political, religious, social and entertainment programs in the central province of Ghazni since 2013.

Its 13 employees, including three women presenters, broadcast in Afghanistan’s two main languages – Dari and Pashto.

The radio station’s director, Ramez Azimi, said Taliban commanders in the area had sent written warnings and telephoned in, to tell the radio station to stop employing women.

“The Taliban also came to my house and issued a threat,” Azimi said.

He said the threats had forced him to suspend broadcasts.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied that a Taliban commander had issued the threats.

“We are trying to find details,” said Mujahid.

The Taliban say many people falsely identify themselves as Taliban, often in the course of private disputes.

Several districts of Ghazni are under Taliban control.

The militants hold sway over about half of Afghanistan and they have been intensifying their attacks despite efforts toward a peace agreement to end the 18-year war.

The Taliban ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001.

Under their hardline interpretation of Islamic law, women were banned women from working or going to school.

But the Taliban have recently been projecting themselves as a more moderate force.

In a recent statement they said Islam gave women rights in areas including business and ownership, inheritance, education, work, choosing a husband, security and well-being.

But they denounced “so-called women’s rights activists” who encouraged women to defy Afghan customs.

The Taliban have staged numerous deadly attacks against the media and Afghanistan is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists….

India: 19-Year-Old Jailed For 'Offensive" Posts To Muslims

From PTI:
RANCHI: A local court here has granted bail to a 19-year-old woman, arrested for sharing an offensive social media post targeting Muslims, on the condition that she will have to donate five copies of the Quran to separate institutions in the city.

The court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Manish Kumar Singh, after granting the conditional bail, asked Richa Bharti to submit one copy of the holy book to the local Anjuman Committee in the presence of police authorities, and four more copies to different libraries in the city, her advocate Rampravesh Singh told PTI on Tuesday.

The magistrate has also sought the receipt or the acknowledgement of the donation within a fortnight, he said.

Bharti was granted bail on Monday.

Md Jamil Khan, a member of the Anjuman Committee, said it has welcomed the court’s verdict.

“The committee, which looks after the health, education and welfare of the local people, has accepted the verdict wholeheartedly. The woman has been asked to donate copies of the Quran to the committee as well as school and college libraries,” he said.

Superintendent of Police (Rural) Asutosh Sekhar, when contacted, said the officers were studying the court order to understand the stipulations.

Bharti, a B.Com student at a local college, was arrested on July 12 after the Anjuman Committee filed a complaint against her at the Pithora Police Station for sharing an objectionable post on Facebook, which reportedly hurt religious sentiments.

“We moved a petition in the court praying for bail. On Monday, we got conditional bail with the ruling that she should donate one copy of the Quran Sharif to Anjuman Committee at Pithoria and four more to different libraries in the city,” the girl’s counsel said.

The judge has also directed the investigating officer of the case to be present when Bharti donates the holy book to the committee, he added….

In Unearthed Essay, Boris Johnson Points Out Muslim World Centuries Behind The West

He's not wrong. But the leftists and Muslims are angry.

From The Mirror:
Boris Johnson said Islam kept the Muslim world ‘literally centuries behind’ the West, a newly-unearthed essay shows.

The favourite to be Prime Minister made the comments in a 2007 essay in his book about the Roman empire, The Dream of Rome.

According to The Guardian, he wrote: “There must be something about Islam that indeed helps to explain why there was no rise of the bourgeoisie, no liberal capitalism and therefore no spread of democracy in the Muslim world.

“It is extraordinary to think that under the Roman/Byzantine empire, the city of Constantinople kept the candle of learning alight for a thousand years, and that under Ottoman rule, the first printing press was not seen in Istanbul until the middle of the nineteenth century.

“Something caused them to be literally centuries behind.”

Mohammed Amin, until recently chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, told the newspaper Mr Johnson’s analysis risked “actively promoting hatred of Muslims”.

Mr Amin previously compared Mr Johnson to Adolf Hitler for describing burqa-wearing Muslim women as “letterboxes”.

A spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain added: “Many of us would be interested to find out whether Mr Johnson still believes that Islam inherently inhibits the path to progress and freedom, and whether he still thinks Turkey should be admitted to the European Union.

“Especially after the extraordinary and false claims made about Turkish and Muslim immigration during the Brexit campaign.”

Mr Johnson famously backed claims that Turkey was joining the EU during the 2016 referendum campaign, despite talks being stuck in an early stage and Britain having a veto over new membership….

Georgia Mosques Teaching Jihad, Imam Says “There Has Not Been Another 911 In America Because Islam Is Winning”

The United West:
Sun Tzu states, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Taking Sun Tzu’s words to heart, a research project was launched to learn what was happening in my community. A good friend, Dave Gaubatz, who has gone into 300+ mosques across America and over 150 internationally came into town to investigate and report on what he observed from within a couple mosques in the area. His research is very detailed, with a defined pattern of analysis as shown in the report below.

Dave is a great American, standing up for God, Country, and the U.S. Constitution, against an evil ideology, all encompassing system called Islamic Sharia!

What he found was not surprising, but it was hoped it wasn’t as bad as his report shows.  Please read and share this report across your community and send Dave a request to investigate your mosque by emailing him here:  davegaubatz@gmail.com [NOTE: The report below was notarized for legal validation and sworn by Dave Gaubatz for accuracy in reporting]

Report is shown below & in PDF form here:

Final-sworn-affidavit-Savannah-1Download

To learn more, Dave was a guest on Sharia Crime Stoppers, Enemies Within the Community webinar and shared much of what he learned from this investigation and discussed many of his experiences in other mosques across America. The webinar included myself, Dick Manasseri, and David Bores, all Co-Founders of Sharia Crime Stoppers. David Bores is a retired Police Chief and retired Lt. Col in the Army who now trains Law Enforcement across the southeast on the threats of Sharia.

You can find the recorded webinar on the Sharia Crime Stoppers page and here.

Sworn Affidavit

Dave Gaubatz, USAF (retired), U.S. Federal Agent (retired),
and American Patriot  (active)

8 July 2019

NOTE:  When I conduct counter-terrorism research in America it is my objective to expose Islam when Islam requires exposing, which is 24/7.  Anything I do or any materials I uncover are for public release.  It is my policy to provide the public my raw intelligence first before providing to all others.  Only the American public can protect America.  It is the responsibility of the public to insure politicians and our senior law enforcement do the job which they have sworn an oath to do, which is protect America and most importantly protect our children.  The public must also demand our media report the news based on facts and evidence and not their personal political agendas as is now the case by far in America.

Note:  The following 20 points are for credibility purposes to validate the counter-terrorism research I conducted in the Statesboro and Savannah Georgia region during the period 26 – 30 June 2019……………

ISLAMIC TERROR ALPHABET CRITERIA (ITAC)

(copyright 2019 by Dave Gaubatz) Dave Gaubatz encourages all to use the ITAC system as a tool and to share with others, but be professional and give credit to Dave Gaubatz for the development of this counter-terrorism tool.

Islamic Center of Savannah, Georgia

A:  Mosque location (neighborhood, strip mall, typical identifiable mosque structure, or Islamic Center) Keep in mind a mosque is defined as a place for Muslims to gather for prayer and strategic planning.  The place can be in the basement of a house, a garage, a room in a university, a small building structure or a mega structure) The IC of Savannah is an Islamic Center which is typical for a Sunni mosque.  The term Islamic Center is not typical for identifying Shia mosques.  They do not use this term.

B:  Number of members:  350 plus

C:  Sunni/Shia/Sufi:   This is a Sunni Wahhabi/Salafist mosque that primarily use the Hanbali Islamic school of thought.  There are four Sunni schools of thought. 1.  Hanafi 2. Maliki 3. Shafi’I 4. Hanbali.   Most counter-terrorism professionals agree the Hanbali school of thought is the most dangerous.  ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Sunni terrorist organizations follow the Hanbali school of thought.

D:  Material in mosque (such as Fiqh Us Sunnah, Riyadh Ul Salheen, Sahih Muslim, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Sahih Bukkari, Reliance of the Traveler, Maududi or Qutb material, etc…)  Fiqh US Sunnah, Riyadh Ul Salheen, Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukkari were located in the prayer room available to all worshippers.  These manuals describe in detail for Muslims to carry out physical (fighting) Jihad,  Child marriages (authorized), Slavery (authorized),  the beating of women (authorized),  killing of non-Muslims and even Muslims  who are not Sharia compliant, informing Muslims to never take as friends Christians and Jews, killing of Apostates  of Islam (authorized  anywhere in the world), and  the describing the objective of Islam which is to establish an Islamic Ummah (nation)  worldwide and under Sharia law.  The objective can and must be established by warfare as needed.  Many other violent topics are discussed in the manuals.  Much of the material in the mosques is in Arabic.   For those Muslims who do not read Arabic they are encouraged to go online and read the materials in English which are readily available.

E:  Conversations with worshippers: Dave Gaubatz spoke with Islamic leaders and worshippers. Sunni/Salafist is the predominant ideology of this mosque that the Imam tries to instill. Copies of the Quran and two Islamic books were provided to Dave Gaubatz.  Halaco Market in Fairfax, VA, was mentioned as a source for Sunni /Salafist/Wahhabi material.  I have personally visited this Islamic market/bookstore on at least 25 occasions.   Very violent and dangerous materials are at this business.

F:  Sharia decorum in mosques (example: prayer rug/carpet) No Black Flag of jihad was observed.  The prayer rug did have the required lines on the rug for the ‘forming of the lines’.  The Wudu (cleansing of the body) was in the mosque.  The women were in a separate side away from the men.   There was a throne type seat in the front area of the prayer room.

G:  Any affiliation with CAIR, IIIT, MSA, ISNA, etc.  Brochures from IIIT and CAIR were observed.  CAIR does have an affiliation with this mosque.

H:  Sharia compliance of Islamic leaders:   The Imam and Islamic leaders Dave G. observed were Sharia compliant.

I:  How are women/children treated:  The women are not allowed contact with the men.  They are completely isolated from the men.  Children were observed in the men’s and women’s side of the prayer room.

J:  Mosque etiquette (forming of line during prayer, selling of material in mosque, etc..). The Imam paid close attention to the forming of the line before the prayer.  It is against Sharia law to openly sell materials in a mosque prayer room.  No sales were observed.

K:  Imam lecture (mention of Sharia, Jihad Qital, Punishment in the grave, Fiqh, etc…)  Sharia compliance was mentioned throughout the lecture.  Punishment in the Grave was also mentioned several times.

L:  Invited guests (out of town Islamic leaders, CAIR, etc.)  There was an Islamic leader from Chicago who was invited by the Imam to speak.  He was raising money for an Islamic school based in Chicago to prepare students to be Islamic scholars in America.  He stated thus far the program has graduated 50 students.  The program is for a period of 6 years.

M:  Sharia compliance of non-Islamic leaders:  Many of the worshippers were not Sharia compliant in their dress, but were complaint enough to be in the mosque.  20 plus men were 100% compliant and these are the ones likely to be involved in future violence toward innocent people and/or involved in acts of terrorism against our country.

N:  Business cards shared (internet sites, businesses, emails, etc…)  Business   cards were provided to Dave Gaubatz.  These can be used for future coordination/operations if deemed feasible.

O:  Confirmed Islamic terrorists have/had not visited mosque:  No known terrorist information has been made public pertaining to any visiting the Savannah mosque, but Muslims travelling from one mosque to another is quite common.

P:  Active duty military at mosque:  One U.S. marine and One U.S. Army member attended the mosque (males).

Q:  U.S. Govt. Civilians and/or politicians at mosque:  U.S. government stickers (passes) were observed on a few vehicles in the mosque parking lot.

R:  Local, State, Federal Law Enforcement presence:  Local city police officer conducting security.

S:  Is local govt. liberal or conservative:  Savannah govt. is predominately liberal

T:  Are U.S. military bases within 50 miles:  there are U.S. military installations within 50 miles of the mosque.

U:  Are Islamic businesses within 15 miles:   Yes, an Islamic market                and various small businesses (some medical)

V:  Is state liberal or conservative:  Georgia is a conservative state, but liberalism is increasing especially in the larger cities.

W:  Local media liberal or conservative:  Media in local area is considered liberal.

X:  Interfaith programs:  There is public information the mosque leadership are involved in interfaith activity with Christian and Jewish people/leaders.

Y:  How does mosque compare to mosques in U.S. with confirmed terrorist ties such as Dar Al Hijra mosque in Fairfax, VA):  Dave Gaubatz and his team of CT researchers have spent in excess of two weeks at Dar Al Hijra mosque in Virginia.  911 terrorists had visited the mosque.  The IC of Savannah is on the same scale as Dar Al Hijrah.  This would be a mosque that Islamic terrorists and their supporters who are travelling would feel comfortable attending.  They would be welcome at this mosque.  The Imam is Pakistani and is working to insure all aspects of Sharia are observed.

Z:  GUT feeling of qualified researcher (Very Important) This area is rated very high.  An explanation and analogy is required.   Every human and animal have internal systems fight or flight sensors that alert them to potential dangers.  This is how we survive.  Over years and years of life experiences our minds are able to fine tune this protective system.  Police officers use this safety mechanism each and every day to evaluate hundreds of potential danger signals in order to know how to respond in order to save their lives and the lives of innocent people.  In a shoot or don’t shoot situation officers sometimes have a few seconds or less to evaluate situations to best respond.  This is when their life experiences kick in and numerous things race through their mind when they are deciding to shoot (kill) or not shoot (not kill).

When evaluating the potential danger of an Islamic mosque Dave Gaubatz does the same thing as one of the 26 indicators to determine danger.  He bases over 35 years of travelling and working in Islamic based countries, visiting hundreds upon hundreds of mosques, interacting with good and bad people of the Islamic ideology, interviewing dozens of confirmed Muslim terrorists, their supporters, and reviewing thousands upon thousands of pages of their books and manuals, and in operating in dangers gang infested areas within America and in combat zones in Iraq.  Based on these experiences within a matter of minutes or less he is able to kick in his survival skills upon entering a mosque. His experiences have led him to accurately analyze and reason that all mosques are homes to potential danger, but at varying degrees.  When he worked gangs and narcotics in numerous major American cities there was little doubt a gang infested neighborhood posed likely dangers, again there were various levels of dangers based on other aspects of his experiences.  The same is true using the ITAC system.  A GUT feeling combined with 25 other important factors triggers an evaluation for danger.

Evaluation Rating: Dangerous, Very Dangerous, or Extremely Dangerous

Final Evaluation of Statesboro, Georgia Mosque:  Dangerous, but final evaluation pending.

Final Evaluation of Masjid Jihad, Savannah, Georgia:  Dangerous, but final evaluation pending

Final Evaluation of the Islamic Center of Savannah, Georgia: Extremely Dangerous (on a scale of 1-10 this mosque would be rated 9)

Imam is Pakistani
Sunni with a strong form of Salafist/Wahhabi influence
Analysis:  It is the determination of Dave Gaubatz that the IC of Savannah is the home for Islamic terrorists and their supporters and is used as a training base and regional HQ for developing the strategy for meeting the well-established and very open goal of forming an Islamic caliphate in America (and world) and under strict Sharia law.  The Islamic leaders will use two forms of Jihad defined as the ‘pen and tongue’ before they will use the violent form of the ‘sword’.  The pen form of Jihad are the writings of Muslims to alter non-Muslims into accepting and believing Islam is a religion, is peaceful, and is the solution to all of the worlds problems.  This form of Jihad also includes the use of the media.  The tongue form of Jihad is of course verbal communication through Interfaith programs, open mosques for non-Muslims, and most dangerously the infiltration of the Islamic ideology into our public schools to brainwash American children into accepting Islam as the answer to all personal and worldly problems.  It is the belief of Islamic scholars that American children are the future of America and the majority of their Dawa (education and spread of Islam) is directed toward them.  Islamic terrorist groups have literature sent to American schools and libraries which are very colorful to influence their young minds.

The last form of Jihad is the use of the sword which is Jihad Qital (physical).  Islamic leaders have informed Dave Gaubatz during his various undercover operations that right now in America they (Islam and its leaders) are winning and their strategy of an Islamic caliphate in America is on pace to succeed with limited violence.

One Imam informed Gaubatz, “there has not been another 911 such attack in America because Islam is winning and at this point another large scale attack would set their movement back 25 years.  When a large scale attack is required to further subdue Americans it will then be carried out.  The plans are already in place.  The Islamic leaders know there will be small scale terrorist attacks such as with Fort Hood, Texas, the Boston Bombings and others that will put fear into the hearts of the American people and its government. Islamic leaders realize the liberal leaders and politicians will label these attacks as ‘Lone Wolf” attacks and disassociate them from mainstream Islam”.

It is important for readers to understand that there is no such thing as a ‘Lone Wolf’ terrorist attack.  Muslim terrorists who conduct small scale attacks are doing so in the name of Islam, Allah, and to please their Prophet Mohammed.  The attacks are carried out because their Islamic training has taught them the sure way to reach Allah and Paradise is to fight for the goal of an Islamic caliphate. Jihad Qital is one such way to achieve this goal.

RECOMMENDATION:  Provide this report to the public in a mass distribution campaign.  Then and only then will America’s senior law enforcement and politicians do the job they have sworn an oath to do (protect America and our children). Do not be fearful of personal attacks or frivolous lawsuits or the name calling (Islamaphobe, haters, racists) that will without a doubt come about.  The protection of America, our Constitution and our children should and must be the ultimate goal of all Americans.

“Our American military and law enforcement officers have died by the thousands to protect our Country, Constitution, and Children (3 C’s).   They do not run from the enemy and American citizens must never run from the enemy, especially inside our great country.  To do so will result in an automatic defeat”.  Dave Gaubatz

Islam Critic Transferred To Prison Described As 'Jihadi Training Ground'

From Breitbart:
Tommy Robinson has reportedly been transferred to Belmarsh prison, a maximum security facility in south London once described in Britain’s mainstream media as “a jihadi training camp”.

Tommy Robinson was re-sentenced to nine months in prison this week for non-violent contempt of court offences — after an earlier ten-month sentence passed within hours of his initial arrest was quashed — of which he should have to serve around two-and-a-half months before becoming eligible for automatic release on licence.

In 2016, a former Muslim inmate of Belmarsh told the London Evening Standard that “There were so many would-be jihadists in there I felt like an intruder at a jihadi training camp.”

Terrorists were said to be “very popular and had enormous influence… treated like celebrities by the other inmates,” and non-Muslims accused of insulting Islam at risk of having their cells broken into and being subject to serious assaults.

The whistleblower said he “watched how prison officers seemingly took no action, leaving new inmates like myself with the impression that the real people in charge were not the warders, but a terrifying group of radical Islamists known as ‘the Brothers’ or ‘the Akhi’, which is Arabic for brother. ”…

Burkina Faso: Muslims Murder Christians For Wearing Crosses

From Open Doors USA:
They had just gathered to share stories and the happenings of the day—like West African communities often do in the evenings–when strangers entered their village in northern Burkina Faso. Before the group left, they had killed four believers and had set fire to the shop of one of the Christians they executed.

Our field is reporting that on Thursday, June 27, unidentified armed individuals entered the village of Bani (about six miles from the town of Bourzanga), looking for Christians. According to testimonies gathered from survivors, the militants told everyone to lie down and proceeded to look for Christians by asking for first names or looking for anyone wearing Christian insignia (like crosses).

The deadly search yielded four men: David Zoungrana, his younger brother Philippe, Theophile Ouedraogo and Ernest Kassoaga. They were all wearing crosses. Contacts on the ground tell us that when they saw crosses, the assailants singled them out. All four were taken aside and executed.

At this stage, we don’t know their ages or anything about the families David, Philippe, Theophile and Ernest left behind. Just that they followed Jesus—and their faith was part of them. They weren’t afraid to make a public statement of their belief in an area known internationally for its display of seven adobe mosques–six of which are built at the top of Bani’s main hill.

Before the terrorists left the village, they torched the shop that belonged to Zoungrana. Then they moved on to another village, Pougrenoma, also in the Bourzanga region. There, they warned residents against calling in any government officials or military forces, indicating they would return. They also told Christians to convert or risk execution.

New Burkina Faso attack brings death toll to 27

The details of the latest attack are eerily similar to the onslaught of killings targeting Christians and churches in Burkina Faso this year. These latest murders bring the death toll of Christians killed in attacks since February to 27. In several attacks, including this one, the armed terrorists challenged Christians to convert or die….

Israel Spends Fortune Busing Muslims To Temple Mount, Gets Burned By Terrorist Stabber

From World Israel News:
The Israeli government paid bus companies 2.5 million shekels during Ramadan to transport Arabs from Judea and Samaria security checkpoints to the Temple Mount, Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon reported on Friday.

According to the report, one of the Muslims who took advantage of the free ride from the Qalandiya crossing point in northern Jerusalem was Yusuf Ahmed, who stabbed two Jews near the Damascus Gate of the Old City on May 31, the last Friday of Ramadan.

One of the victims, 47-year-old Gavriel Lavi, was seriously injured in the head and neck while walking to the Western Wall. Sixteen-year-old Yisrael Meir Nachumberg was stabbed in the back and moderately hurt as he was checking his bicycle.

The 19-year-old terrorist from the village of Abuwin was shot dead by police as he was chasing a third victim.

The terrorist succeeded in taking the subsidized Ramadan bus courtesy of Israel’s Transportation Ministry even though he had no work permit to enter Israel and hadn’t passed the requisite security checks, the paper reports.

The Ministry of Transportation said that it had paid for the bus rides during the “last days of Ramadan,” meaning that even after the attack, it continued the unsupervised transportation scheme for another three days, as Ramadan ended on the evening of June 3.

The ministry confirmed that it had hired several bus companies to take Muslim pilgrims from three security checkpoints – Qalandiya in the north, the Rachel crossing in the southern part of the city near Bethlehem, and the Zeitim crossing in the east.

Arabs on social media shared the news of the free Israeli trips and warned against taking the expensive taxis that awaited travelers on the other side of the crossings. The Transportation Ministry denied that the trips were free and said riders did have to pay a subsidized charge. Palestinian sources confirmed to the paper that each ride cost ₪ 12….

Tommy Robinson Jailed For Live-Streaming Trial

From Metro:
Two senior judges found on Friday that the former English Defence League (EDL) leader was in contempt when he filmed men accused of the sexual exploitation of young girls and live-streamed the footage, in breach of a reporting ban, outside Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months for filming defendants in a grooming gang trial and live streaming the footage to Facebook.

Robinson, 36, was found to have committed contempt of court on Friday after a two-day hearing at the Old Bailey. Sentencing him, judge Dame Victoria Sharp said: ‘We are in no doubt that the custody threshold is passed in this case.’

The nine month jail sentence includes six months for filming outside Leeds Crown Court last year and three months for an incident at Canterbury Crown Court the year before.

After deduction for time served in prison last year for the same offence, the sentence in practice amounts to 19 weeks – and he will be released on licence after 10.

Robinson arrived late at court this morning carrying an overnight bag and wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words: ‘Convicted of journalism.’ Reporters in court said he had changed his shirt once in the court building as the letters were no longer visible when Robinson faced judges.

At the start of the hearing, his barrister Richard Furlong apologised for his client’s late arrival, blaming ‘a number of people outside who are here to support him’. Dame Victoria replied: ‘Well, it’s not a very good start, is it?’

The former English Defence League founder, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found in contempt in three respects when he filmed men accused of the sexual exploitation of young girls, in breach of a reporting ban, outside Leeds Crown Court in May 2018. He has 11 previous convictions for violence, public order, fraud and disobedience of court orders.

After he was found in contempt, Robinson released a video of himself begging President Donald Trump to grant him ‘political asylum’ in the US, claiming he would be killed if he was put in prison in Britain. He said: ‘I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case.

‘I feel like I’m two days away from being sentenced to death in the UK.’

His appeal continued: ‘I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work.’…