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Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson

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Opened on June 21, 2017
 

  Director Good Morning Britain

        SACK PIERS MORGAN 

My name is Mohammed Fyaz. I'm an ex Muslim who gave a speech, along with Tommy Robinson, two other Pakistani's and a black church minister at the UK Against Hate March in Manchester a couple of weeks ago following the Islamic terrorist attack where 22 innocent people lost their lives. This is a Petition of Complaint against Piers Morgan's conduct during his interview with Tommy Robinson on the Good Morning Britain show.

This was a dreadful display of bullying and hypocrisy from Piers whose sole agenda was to malign Tommy's character. He had no interest in the very relevant facts Tommy attempted to communicate, but instead subjected him to an insulting personal attack calling him a bigoted lunatic, an islamophobe, referencing his arrests when younger and ridiculing him for changing his name. All to deflect from the very legitimate concerns Tommy raised about Islam's teachings and the extremism being preached in mosques today.

Tommy kept his dignity, saying 'I haven't come to character assassinate you - that doesn't help the situation'. He would have had plenty of ammunition, mind. How arrogant of Piers to take the moral superiority high ground when he has such an appalling track record of being a dishonest journalist. He is certainly in no position to rubbish the views of a man because of past misdeeds. At least Tommy has the decency to acknowledge and apologise for his misdemeanours (as he did so again during the interview.) Piers is far too arrogant and morally bereft to apologise for Putting British troops in extreme danger when he published fake pictures of British troops allegedly beating a Iraqi civilian in Iraq.

In silencing any form of criticism of Islam, Piers is effectively supporting blasphemy laws. This is an affront to human dignity, let alone free speech. Imagine how I feel as someone who has had death threats, witnessed 3 friends being attacked and almost killed, simply for the 'crime' of leaving Islam. Why? Because Islam teaches that the punishment for apostasy is death. This is the ideology that Piers is so desperate to protect. He shouted at Tommy in outrage to put the Koran down as Tommy quoted Prime Minister Gladstone's criticism of it. How many more terrorist attacks must take place before cowards like Piers target their disgust at an ideology that calls for the death of those who leave? What logical reasoning does Piers have for censoring all commentary on this? His excuse is apparently to respect the 'rights' of those with religious beliefs. What about the rights of people like me and my friends who are suffering persecution, violence, abandonment by their community and death threats for the 'crime' of choosing to worship how we please? And why does Piers feel able to slander Scientology, as he has done so publicly, but Tommy is not allowed to criticise Islam? More hypocrisy. He is so bereft of moral compass he's more concerned with scoring progressive points to his progressive colleagues with his bombastic bluster than allowing an alternative view to be voiced.

His behaviour was inexcusable and has heightened community tensions in my Pakistani community. For these reasons We  are calling for his dismissel 

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