It is now essentially conclusive that Pamela Geller and I were banned from Britain because we support Israel and oppose jihad terror. This shows how powerful anti-Semitic Leftist and Islamic supremacist groups are in the UK today: they have succeeded in getting the British government to adopt their hatred for Israel and Jews, and their contention that appeasement is the best way to deal with the threat of jihad terror.
As Pamela Geller notes here, an official in the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office whose name was redacted wrote this letter on May 7 to someone whose name was also redacted, referring to our banning:
I have received initial feedback from Post to say that they do not expect that there would be any reaction from the US Administration to these exclusions.
We do have concerns with some of the reasoning in the sub, particularly citing pro-Israeli views and. [sic] Pro-Israeli views (and also support for waterboarding) apply to a large number of Americans, including former Presidents. If, for instance, Geller and Spencer were to request details of their exclusion under FOI/DPA or other mechanism, that being pro-Israeli is cited as a reason may be problematic and they could argue publically that their exclusion is on the basis of their support for Israel.
That made it clear: the material that the Home Office was reviewing in support of banning us referred more than once to our pro-Israel views. This official suggested that that material be taken out of the file, lest we get the idea that we were banned for being pro-Israel.
The fact that such material was part of the case against us in the first place, however, is revealing enough: clearly our support for Israel was considered to be a good reason to keep us out of the country by at least some of the compilers of the case. Moreover, the British government has contended that there would have been the possibility of violence if Pamela and I had
entered the country and laid a wreath at a memorial for Lee Rigby, the soldier who was beheaded by an Islamic jihadist on a London street. This strains credulity, however, since neither of us advocate or condone violence, and there has never been any violence in any of our public events, both ones at which we both appeared and at ones where only one of us was present.
What’s more, the British were able to muster a heavy police presence to protect the fascist anti-Semite Gabor Vona, but they couldn’t send police to protect our event from Islamic jihadists? Vona, like the French Nazi “comedian” Dieudonne, are pro-jihad and pro-Islamic supremacism. Pamela Geller and I are not. Clearly Islamic supremacist anti-Semites are calling the shots in Britain today.
“Hungarian far-right leader addresses London rally,” from AFP, January 26:
London — Hungarian far-right leader Gabor Vona addressed supporters in London on Sunday despite anti-fascist protesters attempting to stop him.
Vona, who leads the anti-Roma and openly anti-Semitic Jobbik party, spoke to British-based supporters in Hyde Park, with a large police presence in place.
Vona was due to speak outside the London Underground station Holborn, but was detained inside with supporters for more than an hour while around 150 anti-fascist protesters demonstrated outside.
They held placards reading “Unite to Smash the Nazis” and “No to Racism, Fascism and Islamophobia”, and chanted “Nazi Scum Off our Streets”.
“Islamophobia”? Gabor Vona, like most Nazis, is pro-jihad and pro-Islamic supremacism.
The rally was moved to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, a traditional venue for open-air public speaking and discussion.
Around 100 supporters, some with umbrellas in the drizzly weather, huddled in a circle around Vona to hear him address expatriate voters in Hungarian in a gathering that went on for more than an hour.
Parliamentary elections in Hungary will take place on April 6. According to a Sonda-Ipsos survey from early January, Jobbik was in third place on 11 percent.
Some anti-fascist demonstrators caught up with the rally but were kept apart from the gathering by a large police presence.
One young man with an English accent, who said he was a Hungarian Jew, approached the edge of the circle shouting “you’re the scum of the Magyars” and “My family were murdered by scum like you,” but he was quickly bundled away by the police.…
Soon another Nazi will arrive in Britain: “French comic at centre of Nicolas Anelka ‘Nazi’ storm heads for the UK to back him,” by Nabila Ramdani for the Daily Mail, January 25:
The comedian at the centre of the ‘Nazi’ storm surrounding footballer Nicolas Anelka is coming to Britain to support the player, who faces being banned for making an alleged anti-Semitic gesture.
French performer Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, 47, said he was ‘looking forward to coming to London as soon as possible’ and claimed Anelka was being ‘persecuted, simply for being my friend’.
Dieudonne, who created the controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture, said his UK visit will include a show designed to ‘prove to everybody that Nicolas is by no means anti-Jewish, or racist’.
He plans to hold a press conference in London at which he will ‘offer evidence’ helping Anelka.
Anelka, 34, who is also French and plays for West Bromwich Albion, has been widely criticised for performing Dieudonne’s trademark downward-arm gesture after scoring a goal.
It has caused outrage among those who see it as a covert Nazi salute. Dieudonne’s defenders say it is a comic gesture aimed at mocking those in authority.
Anelka, who has also played for Chelsea and Arsenal, has been charged by the Football Association with making a gesture which is considered abusive or indecent – an offence that carries a minimum five-game ban.
He has denied the charge and being anti-Semitic.
Dieudonne said: ‘Nicolas has my full backing – I am coming to Britain to support him. There is no hint of anti-Semitism or racism in the gesture, or in my act….
Is that so? Let’s look at some of the evidence: “A French Jester Who Trades in Hate,” by Maia de la Baume for the New York Times, June 22, 2012:
…But Dieudonné’s career has gone off the rails. After lashing out at Jews, playing down the importance of the Holocaust in shows and interviews, and becoming politically active in the name of what he calls anti-Zionism, he has become a pariah in France. Today he struggles to sell tickets to his stand-up appearances — held in cramped theaters, on a makeshift stage opposite a farm and even on a bus — and has broken off with the Jewish comic Élie Sémoun, who played his pal in a popular comedy team. Yet there was Dieudonné in the spotlight last month, his humor the focus of headlines worldwide when a screening of his directorial debut, “L’Antisémite” (“The Anti-Semite”), was canceled at the Marché du Film, the market held at the Cannes Film Festival. (There are no plans to release it in France or the United States.) Just weeks earlier four performances he was scheduled to give in Montreal were called off after Jewish groups protested.
“There are official versions of history which are indisputable in France,” Dieudonné told a young, mostly male audience in his last show here, “Rendez-nous Jésus,” or “Give Us Jesus Back.” “Take the gas chambers. Is someone going to ask, ‘Can we see the plans?’ ”
Dieudonné (pronounced DYUH-do-NAY), 47, argues that he is playing a vital role in a complacent and racist French society. “I’ve been able to laugh at everything except Jews,” he said in an interview this month. “I realized that it was forbidden to laugh about them.”…
Though Dieudonné once appeared on the air dressed as an Orthodox rabbi in a military uniform and sarcastically called on suburban youths to join the “American-Zionist axis” (setting off a wave of shock across the country), he is not a satirist à la Sacha Baron Cohen; he is delivering a more overt political message. He has befriended extremist leaders like Alain Soral and Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front party. And he ran for a seat in the French National Assembly, an effort ending with little more than 1 percent of the vote in a constituency near Paris.
For a time his theater here, La Main d’Or, home to posters of him and DVDs of his shows as well as a bar called the Hezbollah Club, served as the unofficial headquarters of a group close to the far right called Égalité et Réconciliation. (The theater features mostly Dieudonné’s performances but also young comedians, whose shows don’t necessarily target Jews.)
Richard Prasquier, president of the Crif, a major Jewish organization here, wrote online that Dieudonné was a “mercenary who promotes abjection” and the “first in Europe who made people laugh about the victims of the Shoah.”
Dieudonné has been put on trial many times, accused of making racist insults. On one occasion he invited Robert Faurisson, a historian and advocate of Holocaust denial, onstage and asked the audience to applaud. An assistant dressed as a concentration camp prisoner then presented Mr. Faurisson, with a fake prize (“the man no one wants to be associated with”). Another time Dieudonné described the Holocaust as “memorial pornography,” and a court convicted him of public defamation, fining him 7,000 euros (about $8,800). (Neither Coluche nor Desproges faced legal repercussions.)…