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Stephan Yaxley Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson, self appointed leader of the EDL) was allegedly attacked by “a group of Pakistani youths” on Wednesday 21st.
He was left with a few cuts to his face and a black-eye, sadly no broken bones but he does claim to have “bruising of the brain”. He has since attempted to play up the attack in an effort to enhance the (already fairly odd) cult of personality built up around 'Tommy'.
The official account of the incident is so blatantly bollocks we thought we reproduce it ourselves:
“He was out driving, when he saw a car similar to his wife’s, driven by a blond white girl. The other car flashed its lights so Tommy pulled over.
“A group of Pakistani youths wearing knuckle dusters poured out. Tommy was knocked out pretty quickly, and they gave him a good kicking.
“He looks pretty beaten up, but no bones were broken, and no eyes or teeth are missing. He had a brain scan this morning. We don’t know the results yet.
“He has spoken to The Sun, who asked whether he had called the police. Tommy said there was no point, as a racial attack on a white guy was of no interest to them.”
So... Stephan's out dogging and he thinks he sees his wife, he approaches the car and – failing to see the hordes of “Pakistani youths” in the back – he is ambushed as they pour out wearing knuckle dusters. He decided not to call the police because it would be “of no interest to them” and not because telling the police a steaming pile of bullshit might land him in a spot of bother.
Unsurprisingly most, even within the ranks of the EDL, are openly questioning this 'official' version of events. Though many of the dimmer members (which there are quite a lot of) have been calling for revenge against all “asians”, “muzzies” and “pakis” - no doubt this is the reaction 'Tommy' was looking for. Back in January the EDL used an alleged attack on joint leader Kevin Carroll by a gun wielding 'Asian' – the story was later shown to be fabricated, but it helped rile up the rank-n-file for a demo later that month.
So, who really gave Stephen his well deserved black eye? EDL News are running a poll, and so far the Men in Gear (MIGs) are well out in front. MIGs is Luton Town's football firm and Stephen (a MIG himself) apparently pissed off a number of them and they gave him a mild going over.
Whether it was football hooligans, rival fash groups or his coke dealer is fairly irrelevant. SchNEWS is not going to have many sleepless nights wondering who punched a dickhead, but it is worrying when idiots believe his tall tales and start attacking others in retaliation. Fortunately this particular ruse smacks of a desperate attempt to hold on to members disillusioned by the recent merger with the British Freedom Party (see SchNEWS 798), even so we advise all readers to give 'Tommy' a genuine slap if you happen to bump into him – only in self defence of course, honest.
Since writing our article Tommy's Christmas Message was released, he restated that it was three Muslims and a “Blonde bird” angry about him stopping their Mosque getting built. He also claimed the rumours about MIGs being responsible were spread by usurpers who have probably “never even punched a Muslim.”
Unfortunately he failed to explain most of the gaping holes in his account, though he did invent a saviour to explain why his injuries weren't too bad. Apparently “he was driving a silver Ford Mondeo and was called John” and he insisted that Tommy go to hospital before disappearing. Police “would like to hear from John or anyone who knows who John is”.
The EDL's next outings are Barking on 14th January, Leicester on 4th February and then back to Tommy's home of Luton.
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