US Bloggers Banned From Entering UK

 

 

 

” Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America. They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed. A government spokesman said individuals whose presence “is not conducive to the public good” could be excluded by the home secretary. He added: “We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form.” Ms Geller, of the Atlas Shrugs blog, and Mr Spencer, of Jihad Watch, are also co-founders of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, best known for a pro-Israel “Defeat Jihad” poster campaign on the New York subway.

On both of their blogs the pair called their bans from entering the UK “a striking blow against freedom” and said the “the nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead”.

They were due to attend a march planned by the far-right EDL to mark Armed Forces Day on 29 June, ending in Woolwich, south east London, where soldier Drummer Rigby was murdered last month. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, who had called for the bloggers to be banned from the UK, said: “I welcome the home secretary’s ban on Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the country. This is the right decision. The UK should never become a stage for inflammatory speakers who promote hate.

Do you mean speakers like this  Mr Vaz ?