TOMMY Robinson was invited to Parliament by UKIP peer Lord Pearson in a quest to “Talk about Islam without being accused of hate crime”.
The peer and former leader of UKIP, was pictured with Mr Robinson outside the Houses of Parliament.
Tommy, who is now an independent journalist interviewed Lord Pearson on topics ranging from Islam and Muslim Grooming Gangs.
In the interview, the peer told Mr Robinson: “You can say what you like about the Hindu gods, but as soon as you touch Islam and you begin to wonder whether Mohammed was such a peaceful person, character, all hell breaks loose and you’re completely ostracised and everyone is very angry with you.”
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Cuckservative Peer Baroness Warsi slammed the UKIP peer and asked whether it was “appropriate” for Mr Robinson to be invited to Parliament.
Warsi said: “Maybe if he [Lord Pearson] has the opportunity to do so, he would explain whether he thinks it appropriate for members to host the likes of Tommy Robinson within the precincts of this House at a time when there is an increased risk in relation to hate crime and members of the other House have been receiving hate letters.”
In response, a Tory Home Office minister, Baroness Williams said: “As legislators for this country, we have got a strong leadership role to take and it does dismay me when I see that certain quite extreme people are actually being invited into the Palace of Westminster to propagate some of their hate.”
Pearson said: “Does hate speech include criticising Islam or any of the world’s great religions as opposed to insulting their adherents?
“Does our legislation make that distinction and, if not, should it not do so?”
Williams replied: “There is a clear distinction. Expressing one’s own opinion can offend people; there is a right to offend.
“However, there is no right to propagate speech that goes to a particular characteristic, whether that be race, religion, disability or sexuality, and promotes hatred against that person.”