EDL member jailed for threatening Muslims with ‘insane violence’

Tony Croydon with gunA boxer who threatened Muslims with acts of “insane violence” on Facebook on the day Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death was jailed for four months today (Weds).

Tony Perrin, 28, was arrested close to his south London home after he posted his vile threats with a photo of himself wearing a balaclava and pointing a gun at the camera.

Perrin, who used a Facebook page in the name of “Tony Croydon”, wrote on May 22 this year: “I will do a lot worse than what took place yesterday and I have like minded people behind me”. In the post, Perrin encouraged his “fellow countrymen” and “my beloved EDL” to follow his lead.

Court News, 12 June 2013

See also the Daily Mail, 12 June 2013

The Mail appears to suffer from the bizarre illusion that EDL News is a website supporting the EDL! Their report also uncritically quotes EDL leader Stephen Lennon’s lying claim that he has always opposed violence against Muslims.

Update:  See also “Norbury EDL supporter Tony Perrin jailed after admitting Facebook threat to bomb and massacre Muslims”, Croydon Guardian, 13 June 2013