Britain wrong to ban Wilders, says court
Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders should not have been refused entry to Britain to attend a screening of his film Fitna earlier this year, a British immigration tribunal ruled on Tuesday.
Wilders had been invited to the House of Lords, the upper house of the British parliament, for the screening in February, but was told he would be refused entry on public order grounds.
Wilders went ahead with the trip and was turned back by immigration officials at Heathrow airport.
The 15 minute film Fitna is a compilation of tv footage which equates Islam with terrorism. The London screening was only attended by a handful of people.
'We are disappointed by the court's decision. The government opposes extremism in all its forms,' a British home office spokesman told the BBC on Tuesday.
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