Thursday, February 12, 2009

Free Speech under Attack in London…

Dutch member of Parliament and EU Citizen Geert Wilders was denied entry into Great Britain today upon his arrival at Heathrow airport. Mr. Wilders was invited to attend a showing of his 17-minute film, Fitna, at the House of Lords by a member of the British Parliament.

The film describes how verses in the Koran are used to incite violence by extremist followers of Islam.

A Home Office representative, Lord West defended the arrest and expulsion, stating: “Under European law a member state of the European Economic Area may refuse entry to a national of another EEA state if they constitute a threat to public policy, public security or public health.”

The Times of London has the complete news story.

The Times also published an editorial supporting Mr. Wilders today.

Submitted by ASO member: Jeter

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