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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brits Ban Wilders

That was appalling news from Britian. The slide into multi-culti totalitarianism has gone much farther than I knew.

The Brussels Journal reports that Geert Wilders has been banned from entry to the U.K. This is the first time ever that a parliamentarian from one EU country has been forbidden entry to another.

Here is the letter given by the British embassy to Mr. Wilders.

Dear Mr Wilders

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the Secretary of State is of the view that your presence in the UK would pose a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat to one of the fundamental interests of society. The Secretary of State is satisfied that your statements about Muslims and their beliefs, as expressed in your film Fitna and elsewhere, would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.

You are advised that should you travel to the UK and seek admission an Immigration Officer will take into account the Secretary of State's view. If, in accordance with regulation 21 of the immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the Immigration Officer is satisfied that your exclusion is justified on grounds of public policy and/or public security, you will be refused admission to the UK under regulation 19. You would have a right of appeal against any refusal of admission, exercisable from outside the UK.

Yours sincerely,

Irving N. Jones

On behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department
Persons with incorrect opinions will not be admitted to the U.K., even if they are elected members of another nation's parliament. Nothing, nothing must be allowed if it gives offense to Muslims.

Lord Nazir Ahmed, a Muslim member of the House of Lords (Labour), had threatened to mobilize 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr. Wilders from entering the British Parliament. Lord Ahmed boasted in the Pakistani press that the cancellation of Mr. Wilders' visit was "a victory for the Muslim community."

It was indeed; and it was a terrible defeat for liberty.

Don't think this couldn't happen here. The new administration is even further to the multi-culti Left than Britain's Labourites . . . not that there aren't plenty of Republicans who would cheerfully go along with the silencing of "hurtful" opinions.

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