Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Tribunal Has Ruled: Geert Wilders May Enter the UK

I got back in the wee hours of this morning, and am just now getting to the mound of email that accumulated in my absence. Then there are all the other tasks that await me, so I won’t be up to full speed here for a while just yet.

However, here’s a press release that just came in from the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands:

Victory for freedom of speech

Dutch MP Geert Wilders wins case against UK government

Geert WildersLast February Mr. Wilders MP, chairman of the Dutch Freedom Party, was invited by Lord Pearson and Baroness Cox (Members of the House of Lords) to show his movie ‘Fitna’ in the British parliament.

Upon his arrival at Heathrow airport he was denied entry into the United Kingdom by the UK Secretary of State on grounds that his statements and beliefs would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.

Today the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruled that the decision of the Secretary of State was unjust.

Mr. Wilders: “This excellent decision of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal is a triumph for freedom of speech! Fortunately the British judges are wiser than the UK Government. I will definitely visit the UK soon now”.

“I would like to thank my brilliant barrister Mr Arfan Khan for his great work. Also, I would like to thank the chairman of the Birkenhead Society, Mr A. Pandiya for generously funding my appeal and also my solicitor Mr T. Emezie for his generous support.”

For more information, please contact:
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Gaelle de Graaff
Public Relations Officer
Party for Freedom (PVV)

Binnenhof 1a
2513 AA Den Haag
T: +31 (0) 70-318 53 35
F: +31 (0) 70-318 38 36
E: pvv.pers@tweedekamer.nl
W: www.pvv.nl

8 comments:

Tommy said...

Great news, I am happy for Geert to visit England, welcome Geert it is an honour to have a courageous bloke such as yourself visit us.

Fellow Peacekeeper said...

Interesting, look at Mr Wilders british legal team : funder A.Pandja and barrister Arfan Khan (apparently Indian) and solicitor Emezie (African immigration lawyer?)

James Higham said...

About time.

ɱØяñιηg$ʇðя ©™ said...

Will "Lord" Ahmed raise his army of 10000 mahoundians next time Geert comes to UK? This could be interesting.

Profitsbeard said...

Meanwhile, the 3rd most popular boy's name in Britain is now MOHAMMED.

Better get over there quick, Geert!

Henrik Ræder said...

The autocratic, totalitarian government of Formerly Great Britain retorts that it is 'disappointed' about the verdict and still opposed to all forms of extremism - implying, obviously, that Wilders is an 'Extremist' and should be condemned anyway. For his opinions, of course.

What strange times we're living in.

lady_luck said...

This judge was prime rareity in brilliance. In comparison to the other wet-behind-the-ear judges who are soft on asylum seeker and criminals but fail to find common justice for the average person. This particular judge deserves some honour and salutation. Thank god there's at least one out there who stands for the victory of common sense!

Salubrius said...

Congratulations Mr. Wilders:

Recently, the Police Commissioner in a New Jersey city in the US told a Jewish woman in his city that the security of the large Jewish community was imposing a large financial burden for the police force. I am a retired attorney. I suggested she reply that the cost was created by the radical Islamist community, not the Jews..

Evidently the Court in England did better at logic than the UK Home Secretary.