UK’s Geert Wilders ban deemed unlawful by Immigration Tribunal
Breaking news: The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in London has ruled that the UK government was wrong to ban Geert Wilders from entering the country.
Earlier this year, Wilders was invited to address the House of Lords and show his film Fitna, but was turned away by immigration at Heathrow. The Secretary of State Jacqui Smith said that showing the film “would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.”
The government has not yet reacted to the tribunal’s judgement.
UPDATE: (15:06) The BBC reports that the government is disappointed:
We are disappointed by the court’s decision. The government opposes extremism in all its forms.
“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.