Posted by: gautithor | 10. February, 2009

Wilders denied access to UK

One of the most ridiculous politicians in the Netherlands (in my humble opinion) has managed to make the headlines again, with great help from the British government. Invited to show his “film” Fitna in the British parliament, he has been denied access to UK.

They told him…

your statements about Muslims and their beliefs, as expressed in your film Fitna and elsewhere, would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK

This is a dilemma and Mr. Wilders is testing the limits of free speech. As are many on each side of the discussion.

I haven’t been able to make up my mind on whether Wilders should be able to say whatever he wants or if he should somehow be stopped, as the UK government and Dutch justice system seem to be doing. But this seems like an important topic and very similar to the Danish cartoons a few years ago. Bottom line, we have no idea how to deal with this as a society.

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