Wilders free to enter Britain (not a parody)
A British court has found that the Home Office (which was then under the leadership of Jacqui Smith) had no right to bar Geert Wilders from Britain and has lifted the ban.
Do not fail to notice the revealingly misleading way the Home Office defines the issue, in its response to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal’s decision:The decision to refuse Wilders admission was taken on the basis that his presence could have inflamed tensions between our communities and have led to inter-faith violence. We still maintain this view.There was, of course, zero prospect of inter-faith violence, but only of violence in the name of one faith, against the fundamental order of British society that recognizes free speech on political matters. In this case, indeed, against free speech at the invitation of parliamentarians within the precincts of Parliament. The tensions envisaged were not, in truth, between “our communities,” but between one community and the political and social community of the nation as a whole.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 13, 2009 12:29 PM | Send