Pamela Geller + Robert Spencer Banned from UK
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
Exciting news from London today, when it was announced that the two Islamophobic speakers were prohibited from entering the UK, thus barring their appearance at a provocative EDL sanctioned rally at the site of the Woolwich incident. According to a government spokesperson, their presence in the UK was, “not conducive to the public good“. The BBC (UK) News had this to report:
“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.”
“Anti-fascism campaigners Hope Not Hate had campaigned for the pair to not be allowed into the UK. A researcher with the organisation, Matthew Collins, sa;id it was “delighted” with the decision. “These two are among some of the most extreme anti-Muslim activists in the world. They’ve nothing to contribute to life in this country. “They’re not here to contribute to good community relations. They only wanted to come here and help the EDL stir up more trouble. Britain doesn’t need more hate even just for a few days.”
The exclusion decision from the Home Office cited remarks by both Geller and Spencer which demonstrated their views which may, “foster hatred” and possibly cause “inter-community violence” in the UK.
wa Allaahu ‘Alam.