Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dutch lawmaker wins appeal against ban from UK | Faith Freedom International

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    • A far-right Dutch lawmaker who was refused entry to Britain won an appeal against his ban on Tuesday, a tribunal spokeswoman said.


      Geert Wilders, 46, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), was sent back to the Netherlands on a plane shortly after being detained by immigration officials on arrival at London’s Heathrow airport on February 12.

      Wilders had been invited to screen “Fitna” — his controversial 17-minute film about Islam in the Netherlands — in the House of Lords, Britain’s unelected upper chamber of parliament.

    Geert Wilders film likens Islam to Nazism
    • “Fitna”, which likens Islam to Nazism and juxtaposes images of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States with pictures of the Koran, has been described as “offensively anti-Islamic” by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.