Posted by: becketfund | February 12, 2009

UK: Dutch MP Deported

LONDON – Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament, who has compared the Koran to Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and blamed Islamic texts for inciting the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and other terrorist atrocities was detained by immigration officials at London Heathrow Airport on February 12 and forced within hours to board a return flight to Holland, the IHT reported on February 12. Wilders had been invited to a showing at the House of Lords later Thursday of his 17-minute film, “Fitna,” which caused outrage in wide areas of the Muslim world in 2008 after it appeared on the Internet. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith had ordered his deportation on the grounds that his presence in Britain would be a danger to public safety.

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