Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party holds nine of the 120 seats in the Dutch Parliament, said he received the letter in which the British embassy told him his exclusion would be legal if "justified on grounds of public policy and/or public security." (FOX News)
The 45-year-old lawmaker said he was bewildered by the ban.
"Threat to society? I'm an elected member of Parliament; I have done nothing wrong," he told Dutch radio. "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."
He may be a threat to himself, though. Wilders has received numerous death threats, and he lives under constant guard in the Netherlands, where filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in 2004 for making a movie critical of Islam.
Wilders' own film has sparked Muslim protests around the world. The state of Jordan has requested his extradition to face charges of blasphemy, and at home he is being prosecuted for hate speech — a charge he is appealing to his country's Supreme Court.
His lawyers say he is the target of an effort to block free speech about radical Islam, and that the only hate speech in the movie comes from the preachers and texts it is documenting.
And meanwhile this quasi gutless libtard Times Online makes the argument for Wilders....
LET HIM IN Times Online
UPDATE: Speaking of the court of public opinion (hat tip Kasper)
A comment on Melanie Phillips' article by a British Jew who has been living in Holland for the last 35 years.