A PRISON officer has been suspended after he defended Tommy Robinson according to sources.
Tommy McAlpine, 30 was suspended from HMP Addiewell in West Lothian, Scotland.
McAlpine, who is a senior custody officer was sent home after colleagues grassed on his Facebook posts after he posted supportive messages about jailed right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson.
According to sources one of McAlpine’s colleagues at the prison commented that Robinson was a t*** and McAlpine replied defending him.
McAlpine wrote posts claiming Muslims “preach genocide” and reportedly said Islam “incites hatred” and suggesting followers hate anyone who is an “infidel”
He allegedly added: “Christians don’t preach genocide. Muslims do. ‘Enticing hatred’ pretty much sums up the Muslim religion.”
A source told The Scottish Sun: “Prison officers saw it — he was told to go home. Chiefs won’t tolerate racism in any form, especially not from someone in an important position.”
“Some are saying they will not work with him again and Muslim cons are saying if he comes back they will ‘do him in’.”
McAlpine, of Whitburn, was suspended from his front-of-house role at the jail on Friday, a week following Tommy Robinson’s arrest.
HMP Addiewell said: “A member of staff has been suspended and the issue has been reported to police.”