Geert Wilders' Freedom Party has issued this statement in our defense: "PVV: Engeland behaagt weer eens de islam door critici de mond te snoeren" (thanks to Pamela Geller). Here is my cleaned-up version of the Google Translate version of the statement. Corrections gratefully received.
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PVV: England once again pleases Islam by silencing its critics
The British government shows itself once again to be made up of Islamophiles by objecting to speech by critics of Islam. It shows the weak knees it showed in 2009 when turning down Geert Wilders for entry into England; this time, the U.S. critics of Islam Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are banned.
"It seems that the British government has a short memory," says PVV MP Raymond de Roon, "forgetting that Geert Wilders made an English court drop that entry ban a few months later." De Roon asked the Foreign Minister to stand for the human right of free speech and to protest to the British government about this entry ban.
Questions of the MP de Roon (PVV) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the British entry ban for critics of Islam:
1. Did you see the message "Pamela Geller And Robert Spencer Banned From The UK By Home Office, Due To Speak At EDL Woolwich Rally" (1)?
2. Have you taken note of the letter that Pamela Geller has received from the Minister of Internal Affairs of the United Kingdom (2)?
3. Do you agree with me that the fear that speech might possibly lead to violence by others should not be used as a reason to hinder their freedom of expression? If not, why not?
4. Do you agree with me that in such a situation the government should act to protect the freedom of expression, and counter every act of violence by supporters and friends of Islam? If not, why not?
5. Do you want the British government to recall their political restrictions upon Geert Wilders and the fact that an English court made a mockery of the prohibition of his entry three months later?
6. Do you want the displeasure of the Dutch government on this dhimmi behavior by the Minister of the Interior to be conveyed to the British Government, asking it not to succumb to Islamic complaining and threats, if people wish to exercise their right to free speech? If not, why not?