Lee Rigby Murder: Royal Barnes Pleads Guilty to Posting Videos Online Glorifying the Death

Emily Pennick, Independent (London), February 12, 2014

A man who was associated with one of Fusilier Lee Rigby’s murderers pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday to posting videos on YouTube glorifying his murder.

Royal Barnes, 23, of Hackney, east London, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, recorded and uploaded three videos shortly after Mr Rigby was murdered in Woolwich, south London, in May 2013.


Royal Barnes

In one of the videos posted under his account Musa Real Talks, Barnes hailed the murder as a “brilliant day” and in a follow-up he mocked the outpouring of public grief, laughing uncontrollably as he drove past floral tributes.

Mr Barnes, who knew one of Mr Rigby’s murderers Michael Adebowale, also posted on Facebook the offer of a reward for avenging the rape of an Iraqi woman, to which none of his 500 “friends” on the website replied.

The post on June 12, 2013, it read: “Any1 who kills an invading soldier in Muslim land I will give them a Vauxhall Astra 3door and money (French British American any kaffir soldier take ur pick).”

He pleaded guilty to three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication and one of inciting murder, during a hearing.

His wife had already admitted disseminating a terrorist publication at a previous hearing and is awaiting sentence.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, will be sentenced later this month after they were found guilty of murdering Fusilier Rigby.

The pair ran the soldier down in a car before hacking him to death with a meat cleaver and knives in a frenzied attack. They dumped his body in the middle of the road near Woolwich Barracks.

The court was then shown all three videos and some other examples of earlier videos that Mr Barnes had posted on YouTube, which were found in a police search of his home.

The first video includes a clip of one of the Woolwich murderers talking with a knife in his hand in front of Fusilier Rigby’s body.

What follows is an on camera diatribe by Mr Barnes filmed by his wife Ms  Dawson. The whole video goes on for seven and a half minutes.

The second video shows Ms Dawson in a face veil behind a title: “British troops kill Muslims so they will die on London streets.”

The third video shows Mr Barnes being filmed by his wife driving past the scene of the Woolwich murder to a loud musical soundtrack. They are heard laughing repeatedly.

As Ms Dawson asks him to drive around again, Mr Barnes says: “these kuffar, they fail to realise that their foreign policy is the reason why this Lee Rigby is no more (hysterical laughing) . . . he got chopped up in Woolwich . . .”

The first and second films were only on YouTube for two to three days, while the third remained online for two weeks. Only the first video was removed by YouTube itself.

Another video clip retrieved by police showed Mr Barnes at Finsbury Park Tube station pretending to be a suicide bomber on the platform in front of other passengers.

The court was shown a further video of Mr Barnes secretly filmed in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court being sentenced for a public order offence after a demonstration by the far-right group the English Defence League.

The last video shown in court was of a vigilante-style Sharia Muslim patrol in east London.

Mr Barnes, spoke in a clear voice in the dock as he entered his guilty pleas.

The judge Brian Barker adjourned sentencing to a date to be fixed while reports are carried out.

It can now be reported that Mr Barnes, along with fellow members of the Sharia street patrols, was convicted in November last year of using threatening and abusive words and behaviour towards members of the public.

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  • IstvanIN

    Yup, these “New British” respect God, Queen and country just like Churchill did.

    • Sue

      Churchill was a pig!

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Blacks are not British.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      There’s no such thing as a non-white Briton. Muslim Britons don’t exist either.

  • Truthseeker

    Oh what a glorious day it will be when these invaders are expelled.

    • Katherine McChesney

      You have far more hope than I.

  • Spartacus

    Oh look, a rape-ape acting like rape-apes usually do. How unusual and unexpected…

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Here’s an old English tradition to be revived come the Reckoning…

      Lord High Executioner!

      Snicker snack…

      Takes a professional White man to behead cleanly and smoothly.

      • Sangraal

        A sword is better than an axe for a clean, smooth cut…As the jihadis could no doubt tell you…

        • NeanderthalDNA

          OK…how bout a bastard sword with a little quicksilver inside the blade? Light to raise, heavy to fall…

          Terminus Est, from Gene Wolfe’s “Book of the New Sun”

  • Geo1metric

    My Saxon blood boils! Cry havoc and loose the dogs of war!

    • Geo1metric

      accidentally up-voted my own comment.

  • I wouldn’t have criminally charged him, for two reasons:

    1. It shouldn’t be a crime

    2. Let these noxious anti-white non-whites expose themselves for what they are and what they think and who they hate.

    • Since the creep was offering a reward for more killings, it was technically a solicitation to murder.

  • Bantu_Education

    For which the dire penalty will be…….a 100 pound fine and/or 20 hours community service suspended for 18 months whilst “bound over to keep the peace”.

    Meanwhile, whites guilty of hate-thought will feel the full force of the law or, in the words of deputy PM Commissar Clegg, “racism will be met with an iron fist”..!

    • David Ashton

      Thanks for reminding me of that Cleggism. He is a walking caricature of political correctness.

      • Martel

        This reminded me of Cameron stating that there are some sick elements in British society, and none are sicker then the EDL. This was during the riots when black youths smashed up white kids and looted stores. The EDL was no where in sight, besides a few neighborhood watch programs which passed without incidents. The media later triumphantly claimed a Muslim died trying to defend his neighborhood (West Midlands IIRC) against the Pakistani/black rioters. After he was buried his Muslim comrades held up banners with ‘ soldiers of Allah’. Photos of them where on the BBC website who pulled them from the article before I remembered to save them. BBC is always the first to pull or edit unfavorable articles.

        • David Ashton

          Keep up the research.

  • WR_the_realist

    It looks like Great Britain has the same three part plan that John McCain and many of our other politicians do:

    1. Go all around the world looking for people to bomb and then bomb them.

    2. Let all those people who now hate your country as a consequence immigrate into your country. After all, it’s a propositional nation, which means it isn’t really a nation at all.

    3. Be surprised by the results.

    • Bantu_Education

      I don’t accept premise No 1 and its implication that we did these actions out of pure malice, whereas in fact we were trying to help them throw off the tyrannical rule of the likes of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban. Unfortunately we discovered why they had such rulers in the first place – they deserved them..!

      • WR_the_realist

        We replaced the tyrannical rule of Saddam Hussein with an anarchic blood bath between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. And yes, some people like you had to learn the hard way why it took such bastards to rule those countries in the first place.

        • Saddam Hussein’s stock rose in my eyes:
          He was able to keep the lid on an impossible mix of religions/cultures/ethnicities.

          • Brian Cooper

            I said at the start of the second Gulf War that no Arab was worth a drop of Christian blood.

        • Sangraal

          This highlights the irony of these jihadis attacking Britons for ‘killing Muslims’. Were these guys actually in the Middle East (where they belong) instead of London, they would be killing Muslims like there’s no tommorrow at the behest of their Sunni Wahabist leaders, as their comrades in Iraq and Syria are currently doing.

      • gregCall

        Saddam Hussein was a poor example, all the U.S. accomplished was to cause a civil war between the Sunnis and Shia Muslims and the massacre of most of he Christians there.
        All for a parasitic nation that must go unnamed.

  • Conrad

    tit for tat:

    noun –
    with an equivalent given in retaliation, as a blow for a blow, repartee, etc.: He answered their insults tit for tat.

  • r j p

    Only blacks are stupided enough to post video of actions.

  • Berkeley Guy

    Sort of like an “in your face, we won” kind of sentiment. Disgusting. I hope the murderer rots.

  • Long Live Dixie

    I don’t care if they worship God or Allah or the Beatles….

    I do, because even though you’re right that they shouldn’t be in England in the first place on account of their race, the fact that they have a religion that tells them to kill and rape the English makes them more dangerous than they otherwise would be.

    On the other hand, maybe their religious fanaticism is exactly what it will take to wake the English up from their deep sleep.

    • Michael Mason

      Blacks in America generally aren’t Muslim, and they still act like blacks. Morality and culture are simply a reflection of the psychological characteristics of a race. It is those psychological characteristics, those genes, that determine the behavior. Blacks and browns in the UK don’t chimp-out because the Quran tells them to. They do it because it spikes their pleasure gland.

      There’s “Christians” in Africa who drag non-Christians behind trucks and mutilate them with machetes. Religion and culture determine behavior infinitesimally compared to how race does.

      • Long Live Dixie

        Lol! I don’t need a basic lecture in Racialism 101. Thanks, though.

        What I am saying is that taking a savage race and giving them a fanatical religion only makes things worse than before. It also gives them a sense of organisation and group purpose that non-Muslim blacks don’t usually have.

    • David Ashton

      We English are complacent by temperament, but are not asleep. Their avenues for political counter-action have been blocked by the political class (with the actual aid of Obama’s own helpers in certain cases). There is a lot wrong the Farage’s UKIP but a big vote would be taken as a symbolic protest against the “system”.

      • Long Live Dixie

        One of the big problems I have with the UKIP is their anti-German sentiments. Europe can’t afford its two greatest Germanic nations being at each other’s throats again.

        • David Ashton

          Complete and strong agreement.
          UKIP is also too soft on immigration from the non-European world.
          It should be seen as a symbolic Kerensky stage to shift the parliamentary log-jam, while we look for a Lenin.
          Farage is married to a German, but our two Saxon nations should never have been separated by war.

  • We call that “All hat and no cattle” out here in Colorado.

  • introspection

    I saw the video of the attack. What a heinous and cowardly act! Islam is an extremely dangerous religion. I know it well, I used to be a Muslim. I converted to Protestantism a while back. Now I am an agnostic. Where I am from it used to be Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together. Now the relation is slowly deteriorating. I think religion is unnecessary. It seems to be the cause of most problems.

  • introspection

    No race has a monopoly on bad deeds. I think it is more important that this guys are Muslims than the fact that they are blacks.

  • introspection

    This is the most ridiculous comment I have ever read. Both of those acts killed at least an innocent person. That’s wrong. How can you qualify murder?