Dutch MP Geert Wilders arrives in UK after winning travel ban appeal

The Daily Mail [UK]
17th October 2009

Right-wing politician Geert Wilders finally arrived in Britain yesterday to be greeted by angry protests from radical Muslims.

The Dutch MP overturned a Government ban to arrive for a brief visit guarded by a heavy police presence.

He had been barred in February amid fears he would incite violence by showing his controversial film [Fitna, which criticises the Koran as a “fascist book” Telegraph, UK] linking the Koran to terrorism.

At a packed press conference at Westminster, Mr Wilders, 46, claimed his visit was a victory for freedom of speech.

The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party defended his criticism of Islam and his call for the Koran to be banned.

He had originally planned to meet the media outside but decided to stay inside following advice from security officers.

A crowd of around 20 Muslim men chanted ‘Wilders go to hell’ and ‘Sharia for the UK’ .

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For more background on Islam in the Netherlands, read The film Theo van Gogh was murdered for and view his film, “Submission” on the site.

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