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February 11, 2009

Tolerance at work in the UK

Filed under: Islam — David Jenkins @ 1:37 pm

Geert Wilders has been denied entry to the UK.

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‘Let them arrest me’: Dutch MP vows to defy Home Office ban and fly to Britain to show anti-Islam film

A right-wing Dutch politician who has been banned from Britain said today he planned to defy the authorities and fly to the UK, stating ‘Let them put me in handcuffs’.

Geert Wilders had been invited by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) peer Lord Pearson to show his anti-Islam film ‘Fitna’ and hold a Q&A session in Parliament tomorrow.

The 17-minute documentary features verses from the Koran – which it brands a ‘fascist book’ – alongside images of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.

It equates Islam’s holy text with violence and ends with a call to Muslims to remove its ‘hate-preaching’ verses.

Under UK and EU immigration rules, a person can be refused entry to Britain ‘if his exclusion is justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health’.

He is being denied entry on grounds of public policy, public security or public health. Wilders does not have a contagious disease. In fact, the letter from the British Embassy cites a threat to community harmony as the reason; and, after all, the UK is replete with examples of community harmony that one would not wish to threaten.

On the other hand, Britain is sufficiently tolerant to allow this misomaniac not only to  live in the UK, but to use it as a base from which to spread his poisonous anti-Semitic vitriol:Add an Image

Riyadh ul Haq preaches contempt for non-Muslims

A hardline Islamic movement, whose leading UK imam preaches anti-Semitism and calls on Muslims to “shed blood for Allah”, is controlling almost half of Britain’s mosques, a police report has found.

The influence of the ultra-conservative Deobandi sect, which is characterised by its total rejection of western values, has grown to such an extent that police now believe it runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques.

The revelations will put further scrutiny on plans for a “mega mosque” in east London by a group called Tablighi Jamaat, who are closely linked to the Deobandi movement.

The £100 million plan to build the “Islamic village” next to the Olympic site is already mired in controversy after intelligence services said the group was a recruiting ground for al Qaeda.

What should the UK government do? Obviously, allow Wilders into the country and make the showing of Fitna in all of Britain’s Deobandi mosques a condition of Riyadh ul Haq’s remaining there.



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  2. It is quite correct that this feind Geert Wilders was refused entry into the UK. He is a horrible man who is known for his racism in Europe and especially for his Islamaphobia. His views on Islam stem from his own personal ignorance of the faith which is fulled by a deep hatred for Muslims. He takes the Qur’an completely out of context and thus comes to a devient understanding of its meanings. He is knowingly inciting hatred amoung the people toward Islam and Muslims. He is not welcome.

    He is simply an ignorant racist and you are no differnt.

    Ignorance is not a pretty sight, yet you seem to want to potray that image to the world in your blog. Your other point about Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq shows this very clearly.

    He does not preaches contempt for non-Muslims, far from it, he is a man who teaches respect and good behaviour towards everyone, including the non Muslims. As someone who sits in his company regulary, i can say that i have never heard him utter one word of contemt for anyone.

    In addition, far from being the leader of over 600 mosques in the UK, he is not even in control of one. FACT. You need to get your facts rights and not rely on a terrible standards of journalism and your own deep ignorance.

    Also, the deobandi school is not characterised by its total rejection of western values, maybe some of the less intellegent amongst us (like yourself)think that but those who KNOW, know that is very very wrong. You know nothing of the people of Deoband, nor its scholars, nor the people who have benefited from their knowledge.

    You also said that the video should be seen on condition of his staying in the country. Listen, he is British, he came here when he was two and has as much right to be here as as anyone.

    You are extremely ignorant, i pray Allah guides you

    Comment by Hamza Isa — February 12, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

  3. [#2],
    There is so much material that contradicts what you are saying, that it is hard to know where to start:

    Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times.

    The Times investigation casts serious doubts on government statements that foreign preachers are to blame for spreading the creed of radical Islam in Britain’s mosques and its policy of enouraging the recruitment of more “home-grown” preachers.

    Mr ul Haq, 36, was educated and trained at an Islamic seminary in Britain and is part of a new generation of British imams who share a similar radical agenda. He heaps scorn on any Muslims who say they are “proud to be British” and argues that friendship with a Jew or a Christian makes “a mockery of Allah’s religion”.

    Comment by David — February 12, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

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