Today on Good Morning Britain, co-host Piers Morgan shouted over right-wing activist Tommy Robinson and accused him of “stirring up hatred” against Muslims.
“The former leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, has caused fury after accusing the Finsbury Park Mosque of creating terrorists,” began co-host Susanna Reid.
Piers Morgan proceeded to share a tweet Robinson posted one hour after the recent terror attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park.
The mosque where the attack happened tonight has a long history of creating terrorists & radical jihadists & promoting hate & segregation
— Tommy Robinson ???????? (@TRobinsonNewEra) June 19, 2017
During the meat of the interview, Morgan accused Robinson of “fermenting hatred and almost suggesting that somehow this attack, this revenge attack as you put it, was somehow [deserved] because of historical behavior of certain people at a completely different mosque [than the one at which the attack happened].”
Robinson proceeded to say, “the newspaper you work for said the same exact thing within an hour. Were they fermenting hate at the newspaper you work for?”
“I don’t run The Daily Mail,” Morgan insisted. “I write columns for The Daily Mail. I’m asking you just to simply explain why, within one hour of this terror attack, your first thought process was to go on the attack about another mosque and to point out to people that it was a terror hotbed… with the clear implication that somehow what happened that night was a deserved revenge attack.”
In an attempt to share the hatred that has been spread in British mosques, Robinson proceeded to present Morgan and Reid with literature from Didsbury Mosque, which the attacker behind the recent Manchester bombing attended.
Morgan cut him short, accusing Robinson of being an Islamaphobe.
Further in the interview, Robinson held up the Koran and, quoting Sir. William Gladstone, stated there will never be peace on earth as long as it exists.
“Show some respect,” shouted Piers Morgan. “Show some damn respect for people’s religious beliefs.”
See the especially heated part of Robinson’s interview on Good Morning Britain below.
See the full interview below.
Following this morning’s broadcast, Robinson took to Facebook to criticize Morgan’s handling of the interview.
“Piers Morgan usual technique [sic] of not letting the person he is interviewing actually answer any questions,” he wrote. “Just scared of the truth.”
“Trying to bringing [sic] up my past rather than debate the problem at hand. This is coming from a guy who was involved in hacking missing children phone messages and being sacked from Daily Mirror for endangering British soldiers lives by printing FAKE photos of soldiers torturing Muslims. Don’t let morals and truth get in the way of a good headline hey Piers.”