Fitna House of Lords show back on

This needs to be confirmed, but news is filtering through that Geert Wilders has been re-invited to the House of Lords to show his anti-Islam/immigration film and answer questions later this month. This is in spite of Lord Nazir Ahmed’s previous declaration of “a victory for the Muslim community” when he succeeded in getting the scheduled January showing cancelled.

At the moment, the only source of this story is Melanie Phillips in The Spectator.

UPDATE: (4 Feb) Speculation abounds as to which Lord invited Wilders in the first place. The most likely candidate is Baroness Cox. She has spoken in the Lords about “the threat of militant Islam”, and recently attended(or, at least, was invited to attend) a “Facing Jihad” conference in Jerusalem at which Wilders spoke. She is also co-author of The West, Islam and Islamism: Is Ideological Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?

Again, this is unconfirmed, so take with a pinch. But Cox is currently the clear favourite.

UPDATE: (8 Feb) It’s not (just) Lady Cox.

2 Responses to “Fitna House of Lords show back on”

  1. marc draco says:


    I find myself on the same side as Melanie “I’m always right and Goddit” Philips.

    Fuck. I think I just brought back some of me dinner.