The International Free Press Society has issued an open letter to the British Government regarding its decision to bar Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders from entering the country. The letter contains this paragraph (but be sure to read it all, at the link):
The British Home Office has further stated that in barring Geert Wilders from the UK it is stopping “extremism, hatred and violent messages” from coming to its country. The British Home Office is wrong. These things are already there. With this crude rebuff of Mr. Wilders, the Netherlands, and freedom of speech, the British government has all but ensured that such extremism, hatred and violent messages will continue to flourish in British soil, taking root and taking over.
Quite so. Wilders is the maker of the film Fitna that depicts Islamic jihadists preaching hatred and violence, and acting hatefully and violently, in accord with passages of the Qur’an. In barring him from the UK, British officials are giving aid and comfort to Wilders’ detractors and foes. And what sort of people are they? Do they ever traffic in “extremism, hatred and violent messages”? Judge for yourself, from the photo above and these two others from anti-Wilders demonstrations, which come courtesy SpitsNieuws (where there are more):