IMO Tommy Robinson is a misunderstood hero.
He is tarred in the mainstream media as a racist, a hate monger and a far right activist.
He is none of those things of course. He is a critic of Islam, but Islam is not a race, and his criticisms of the Quran are all based on fact. There are violent and bigoted passages in the Quran and it is leading to problems in our society, beyond just terrorism, like the grooming gangs and a rise in homophobia and FGM.
Now again this does not mean that Muslims are all scumbags, but Tommy has NEVER argued that. He has always pointed out that he has known many great Muslims, and furthermore Tommy Robinson has given more support to actual Muslim reformers than many of his critics.
Watch this great interview he did with Imam Tahwidi. Islam needs reformed and and its influence needs limited in the west. We can't just let these people who are suffering as a result of Islam, like the Grooming Gang victims suffer in silence.
However we cannot just ban Islam. I would love it if it vanished, but its too deeply rooted for that, so it needs to be made toothless like other religions are now in the west. For instance even the most extreme Christians, the West Boro Baptist Chruch are not violent, and have no real power.
Doing this will help the victims and make sure that regular Muslims are not tarred as monsters. Imam Tahwidi and others like him IMO are the best chance of making that happen, and so by giving him a platform, and letting him explain how he is going to reform this faith, Tommy is doing more to help regular, peaceful Muslims than someone like Owen Jones, who just shuts down all discussion about Islam, leaves the reformers like Tahwidi out in the cold, and creates an attitude that ALL Muslims are extremists unknowingly as a result.
Where I really respect Tommy however is that he is a hero of the working class. The working class are overlooked by both the left and the right. The left can't stand us. They'll treat us all as a bunch of ignorant, inbred "THEY'RE TAKING OUR JOBS!" type of morons who are easily swayed into being Nazis by Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. We saw this with all the basket of deplorables and low information voters crap.
The right meanwhile treat us as losers who weren't smart enough to become big successes like them. Watch any of that absolute arse Stefan Molyneaux's videos on the working class. They are the most condescending, stupid little people, crap I have ever seen.
Tommy however actually brings the problems the working class face to people's attention more than anyone else.
Of course I'm not saying that Tommy's perfect. I don't think street protests are ever really a good way of accomplishing anything as they usually get out of hand.
Also in his youth by his own admission he was a total thug. Still the person he is now and what he is doing for the working class of this country overall make me respect him far more than the overwhelming majority of posers on the left and the right.