I speak out against Tommy Robinson so much because 11 years ago I was attacked by two men, and raped by one of them.
I was taken off the street into a building site.
I’m one of the small statistic raped by strangers.
They were Asian and said words that lead me to believe they were Muslim.
Why did they attack and rape me? I don’t know.
Were they groomers? I don’t know.
They didn’t groom me.
But I don’t know what else they did.
I’ve journeyed many years recovering from what was done to me which totally dissolved my whole world into pieces. I never thought could re mend again.
But they did and have.
I found a voice.
Now I have the privilege of peer supporting others who’ve been been subjected to harm that an every day person can only imagine.
I have the privilege to use my voice to speak out - for myself but for others too.
So I use my voice - and at the moment it is to speak out on mine and others behalf against Robinson who has taken a devastating issue and jumped on its bandwagon.
Tommy Robinson is no saviour.
In fact he has nothing to do with victims or victim charities, the police (apart from breaking the law) or policy making to bring change.
He doesn’t fundraise for victims of CSE which is needed.
Robinson uses sexual exploitation perpetrated by Asian Muslim men as an excuse to continue the anti Muslim agenda he has.
This is dangerous and helping no one.
Tommy Robinson would lead you to believe he is involved in bringing cases into the open - he is not.
That’s brave men and women over the years who’ve lost much because of it.
Child grooming gangs are a problem. No one denies that. But poking the coal with a anti anyone agenda helps nothing.
It does not help bring these men to justice and it does not help victims get justice and help.
There is SO much good that Robinson could be doing for the cause if he truly wanted to, but chooses not to.
That’s telling isn’t it?
I mentioned my experience in the first two tweets because I live with choosing not to hate one particular race or religion based on the actions on a few.
Tommy Robinson doesn’t like that.
He wants us all to hate all Asian Muslims.
We must not allow his (and other people like him) win with their hate agenda especially using sexual violence victims.
THAT IS WHAT DRIVES ME ON TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HIM and highlight what he is doing and I won’t stop.