I personally don’t believe Dutch politician/would-be filmmaker/free-speech hypocrite Geert Wilders is quite repellent enough to be banned from Britain, but if the Brits want to keep him out, that’s their business. (Similarly, Canada should not feel obliged to let the Fred Phelps gang into the country. Heck, I believe Venezuela should have the right to keep out Lech Walesa if it really wants, though this says more about the splendid Bolivarian Revolution than it does about Walesa.)
It’s interesting to compare Wilders to people who have been allowed into Britain, though:
…this Government could not bring itself to ban Ibrahim Mousawi:
Mousawi was the editor of Al-Manar: Hizbullah’s satellite TV channel. Al-Manar claimed that 9/11 was a Zionist conspiracy, and broadcast a TV show called ‘The Diaspora’ which is based on ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’. Here are a couple of scenes from that show. When the French broadcasting authority proposed banning Al-Manar for inciting antisemitism Mousawi complained that this was because of ‘political pressure by the Jewish lobby’. Mousawi also told the New Yorker that Jews are ‘a lesion on the forehead of history’.
Mousawi was invited to the United Kingdom by the Stop the War Coalition last year. And now they’ve invited him back, for an eight date UK speaking tour.