EDL founder, Tommy Robinson, says, “It will be like the Discover Islam centre but we will be telling the truth about Islam,” he said. “I will be in there every day. It’s going to be a nightmare for the police because it’s going to get attacked (by Muslims and Muslim sympathizers).”
Luton Today Robinson said the headquarters would be run as a “charity”, as he was unable to run a business because the police had had his bank accounts frozen. The EDL leader has a tag to ensure he obeys a curfew order after spending 18 weeks in jail for entering the US on a false passport.
“They only let me out because my solicitor was taking the governor to court because I wasn’t allowed out of my cell,” he said. “The reason they were giving was the threat against me.” He is currently barred from attending any English Defence League demos due to bail conditions following his arrest in October, allegedly en route to a mosque in east London.
A demonstration in Manchester over the weekend attracted around 500 EDL members. There have been rumours that Robinson and his uncle Kevin Carroll are set to be deposed as EDL leaders by splinter group the North West Infidels. (News to me)