Oh, the cowardice. This is embarrassing. They are throwing Britain away with both hands.
HOME secretary Jacqui Smith is facing a double standards row after it was revealed that an Islamic extremist exposed by the Sunday Mercury is set to travel to the UK. Hypocrisy - she'll bar Geert Wilders, but let in extremist Ibrahim Moussawi.
The Home Secretary came under fire last night for allowing a radical Lebanese propagandist with links to the extremist group Hezbollah to enter Britain for a national speaking tour.
The Conservatives urged Jacqui Smith to ban Ibrahim Moussawi from the UK, warning that he was "likely to foment extremism or promote violence".
Mr Moussawi edits Hezbollah's newspaper and is former political editor of the Iranian-backed group's television station, which is banned in many countries including France, Spain and the U.S. where its output is seen as anti-Semitic.
He was recently barred from entering Ireland, where he was due to speak at anti-war meetings.
He is scheduled to appear at an event in London tonight organised by the Stop the War Coalition, with more events planned around the country over the coming week.
Shadow Security Minister Baroness Neville-Jones attacked the Government's record of allowing radical extremists into the UK, after ministers previously ignored calls to deny Mr Moussawi entry to the UK.
She said: "The Government has the power to deny entry to people whose presence is not conducive to the public good.
"Yet in the past they have let in extremists to preach hate.
"Jacqui Smith failed to stop Ibrahim Moussawi from coming last December, despite my specific request that she do so.
"Regardless of what Moussawi actually says when he is here, it is vital that the Government always makes the security of the UK its top priority.
"That means stopping those who are likely to foment extremism or promote violence from coming here to speak. Ibrahim Moussawi should not be allowed to return to the UK."
The Stop the War Coalition website describes Mr Moussawi as "Editor of the journal Al-Intiqad in Lebanon, linked to Hezbollah."
Last night, the Home Office would not comment on Mr Moussawi's case, although sources confirmed that his visa had been approved for the trip.
Al-Manar television - the Arabic word for "beacon" - where he worked until recently as foreign and political editor, is Hezbollah's main mouthpiece in the Middle East and around the world, broadcasting from Beirut.
Moussawi gets love letters and Geert Wilders got this letter:
"Threat to society? I'm an elected member of Parliament; I have done nothing wrong," "I'm a normal, law-abiding democrat. You might agree or disagree with my political point of view, but I'm no threat to anyone."
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