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Wilders challenges UK ban
20 Mar 2009
BY NATASHA SCHMIDT

Dutch MP Geert Wilders has launched an appeal against the Home Office’s decision to ban him from travelling to the UK.

Wilders was scheduled to screen his controversial film, Fitna, in the House of Lords when he was refused entry into the country last month. The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, refused to allow him into the country on grounds of ‘public security’.

Upon its release online in 2008, Fitna met with demonstrations from around the Muslim world.

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2 responses to “Wilders challenges UK ban”

  1. Sonja says:

    I would like to put the question to you: does a politician, who on a daily basis makes an effort (in parliament and through media) to silence the people he doesn’t like, or groups he doesn’t like (muslims, people from our former colonies, etc.), deserve the right to free speech?

    And how many Goebbels are neccessary to prove that there is more to “free speech” than the strangling dogma it is now?

  2. Geert Wilders would be welcome here in Britain by the British people. Fitna should be shown in every Western School, cinema and bar. It’s time everyone woke up to the threat these ‘peace’ loving people pose to our civilization, or what’s left of it. If the message or warning of Fitna is wrong, why then are these ‘peace’ lovers trying to kill him. The man is a hero. The British government are hypocritical cowards.