We are fighting to overturn the ban on our entering Britain, and fighting hard. It is crucial that we do so not just because it is an injustice, and because we really want to go to Britain, but because it sets a terrible precedent: Pamela Geller and I have done nothing but work for the defense of the freedom of speech and the equality of rights of all people before the law. In the course of doing so, we have not shrunk back from telling uncomfortable truths about Islam, jihad, and Islamic supremacism — truths that the government and media elites, as today’s Jihad Watch posts abundantly show, don’t want known. But if we are banned, then so also is banned any enunciation of those truths, and Britain will lay supine before the advancing jihad.
What’s more, the British government in banning us relied exclusively on defamatory smear reports from Leftist groups that severely misrepresented our positions. That is clear from their response to our initial notice that we were appealing. If this stands as well, then it will be even harder for anyone to speak out against jihad terror, for they will be similarly targeted, and as long as that targeting is successful, it will certainly continue.
Many thanks to our legal help, Arfan Khan, Counsel for the Applicants, and Abhijit Pandya, Senior Consultant for Christian Laverge Solicitors, for their tireless efforts on our behalf.