House of Lords Fitna show cancelled
The APP reports that a scheduled screening of Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam/immigration film Fitna in the House of Lords has been cancelled. It was due to be shown on Jan 29th.
The decision was taken after a meeting between Lord Nazir Ahmed, Government Chief Whip of the House of Lords and Leader of the House of Lords, and representatives from the Muslim Council of Britain, the British Muslim Forum and others.
Protests and demonstrations have been cancelled, which is a shame because they would no doubt have resembled the protests and demonstrations shown in the film itself, creating a pleasing symmetry.
Lord Ahmed called the decision
a victory for the Muslim community
Yeah, well done “Muslim community”.
UPDATE: (Jan 27) David T at Harry’s Place points out that Lord Ahmed’s delicate sensitivities were not much in evidence when he used the House of Lords to host a book launch by the anti-semitic neo-Nazi Israel Shamir back in 2005.