This is how Tommy Robinson responded to the tragic news on Friday that an individual on a train in Surrey had been fatally stabbed.
The BBC, not being in possession of all the facts had put out very little information. Their description of the alleged attacker was simply: “The offender is described as black, in his 20s or 30s, with a slim build and a beard, dressed all in black with white trainers.”
Yet the followers on Tommy Robinson’s page decided that they knew all there was to know about the event and openly used the tragedy as an opportunity to spread anti Islam hate and pro Brexit rhetoric.
Roanna Carleton Taylor is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of many of our articles, and also writes occasionally for other media publications including Huff Post, Byline Times and Immigration News. Roanna loves German Shepherd Dogs and Oil Painting.