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Tommy Robinson explains why he is leaving the EDL

8 October 2013 Last updated at 11:58 BST

Tommy Robinson has explained why he felt it necessary to leave the EDL to work with the Quilliam Foundation - the anti-extremism think-tank.

Speaking for the first time with BBC Radio 5 live's Nicky Campbell, the group's former leader said: "This is a step forward, not a step back."

"Whilst I want to lead a revolution against Islamist ideology, I don't want to lead a revolution against Muslims."

UK users can hear the full interview at 1800bst BBC Radio 5 live's Drive