Liberty GB's Tim Burton was recently released from Thameside Prison in south London after serving a six-week sentence for criticising professional Muslim Fiyaz Mughal of Tell Mama. We're pleased to report that Tim is now fully restored and raring to go. Below is his first public update since his release.
I was speaking this week to one of my supporters, who correctly pointed out that when it comes to dealing with the problems of Islam, our primary target should not be individual Muslims, who are merely following the belief system they have been brought up with, which by the way, is not a religion - it doesn't follow the Golden Rule - but rather a political ideology concealed by a religious veneer, which is completely incompatible with Western freedoms and democracy, and which has no place in any civilised Western country.
Our primary target should be the authorities that have enabled Islam to take root in our societies. I may have had my personal differences with 'Fizzy' Mughal, as readers will know from my regular updates on the subject, but at the end of the day, Fizzy is just one government-sponsored goon among many, and he has been allocated his enormous public grant (despite serious accusations of fraudulent statistical work by his organisation, which have never been successfully refuted) to promote the myth of Muslims as victims of supposed racism, bigotry, right-wing extremism and Islamophobia. This suits our government very well, as they want to keep a lid on the rapidly rising outrage and disgust of concerned patriots like ourselves in the face of increasing numbers of atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of Islam.
You may have seen Fizzy’s half-hour prime-time appearance on the BBC on Sunday 1st May, where he was boasting of his influence on the Home Affairs Select Committee to shut down criticism of Islam on social media. (Not so coincidentally, perhaps, last month saw my Facebook account shut down, no doubt due to my highly illuminating and socially responsible 20-part series of postings on "How to Help Muslims Avoid Islamophobic Stereotypes".)
We are now starting to see censorship on a wide scale of any and all criticism of Islam. This is not going to end well, and if our government wants to see massive civil unrest and open public rebellion concerning the failed policies of political correctness and multiculturalism, not to mention the blatant appeasement and Islamo-pandering now apparent at every level in our society, then they are going the right way about it.
To see where this could end up, keep a close eye on the scenes of terror, violence and intimidation that are rapidly becoming the hallmark of everyday life in France, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia, due to the misguided social engineering of the EU when it comes to Islam. (You won't see these reports in the mainstream media, so I recommend a daily dose of Jihad Watch, The Geller Report, Fahrenheit211, The Religion of Peace, Gatestone Institute and Gates of Vienna to start with.) It would not be unreasonable to describe these countries as the canaries in the coalmine, a prelude of what will happen in the UK and elsewhere in the West if Islam is allowed to continue to develop without the necessary checks, controls and restraints. (This misguided social engineering, in my view, is possibly the single best argument for our leaving the EU via Brexit.)
Now, to keep you updated on my personal circumstances - as you may know, I have retained a new barrister to replace Ms Chocolata Teapotolopoulos, the singularly useless defence counsel from my original trial in March of this year. My new barrister agrees with me that the justice system has been corrupted beyond measure by a small group of highly influential people who wield disproportionate power, and that my conviction was a result of a combination of poor defence practice that bordered on the criminally negligent, and a strong bias in the justice system towards Muslim complainants coupled with a strong bias against non-Muslim defendants. He is of the opinion that nothing short of a revolution combined with a root-and-branch overhaul of the justice system will achieve meaningful results, but how and when that might be accomplished is something that he considers to be beyond his current remit.
He is also of the opinion that if there was such a thing as a level playing field, and knowing what we do now concerning the evidence given in court at the original trial, we ought to have an excellent chance of prevailing at appeal. But he thinks that there has been a concerted effort behind the scenes to shut me down and that the appeal will either be disallowed or be scuppered in some other underhand way. Apparently, I have a reputation within the CPS of being "the worst Islamophobe ever" - quite a compliment! - and the primary goal of the CPS has been along the lines of "Right, let's nail the bastard" rather than to apply justice without fear or favour. This is something that I have long suspected, even since before the 2014 trial, where I overheard a CPS official tell the Custody Sergeant in the police station at the time of my arrest (and I quote verbatim), "Throw the book at him - there is far too much of this going around."
However, it’s not all bad news - and the good news this week is that several procedural irregularities have been uncovered, one of which concerns important information withheld by the Crown Prosecution Service witness (Dr Matthew Wilkinson) concerning a major conflict of interest: a highly placed official in the CPS is a patron of a charity organisation founded and run by Dr Wilkinson. This was not declared prior to the trial or indeed at the trial itself, a circumstance which could (in theory at least) potentially lead to contempt of court proceedings and a subsequent overturning of my original conviction.
A serious irregularity has also been highlighted in the judge's sentencing statement, where he found that I was - and also my associates were - seeking to tar all Muslims as "Islamists". Quite apart from the supposed distinction between Muslims and 'Islamists' - a spurious attempt to disassociate Islam from terrorism - this amounts to a de facto statement, or 'legal finding' by the judge that my associates, as well as myself, have been declared to be guilty of inciting racial / religious hatred, an offence for which we were not charged.
Just think of that: simply by virtue of being an associate of the convicted reprobate Tim Burton, you are guilty of inciting racial / religious hatred! (I hope you feel suitably chastened.) I assure you that I am not making this up - the comments are taken straight from the report from The Independent newspaper on the day following my sentence. Needless to say, this is a breach of Article 6 of the ECHR concerning the right of us all to a fair trial, and could (again, in theory at least) also lead to contempt of court proceedings and the subsequent overturning of my original conviction.
Anyway, at the moment I am pursuing all avenues open to me in order to restore my good name. There is also the broader legal argument concerning the validity of Islam in UK law, which we are continuing to endeavour to have heard in a UK court by means of a judicial review. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is being resisted by those in authority whose duty it is to progress the applications through the normal channels. However, we must remember that this is nothing less than a fight to preserve our hard-won freedoms in the face of mounting Islamic totalitarianism and supremacism, and it is a fight that we must win.
As I have said many times before, I have been greatly heartened by the kind and generous support from you and from others during the last few months in the face of what is turning out to have been an elaborate establishment stitch-up. Please continue to spread the word in the meantime - and please continue to support the cause if you able to do so - and I will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with all future developments.
Best regards, Tim (Timothy M. Burton)
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