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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:46 PM

Pamela Geller Barred From Britain for Anti-Muslim Rally on London Slaying

Controversial Blogger Planned To Speak at Far Right Protest



Pamela Geller, random fanboy at a littlegreenfootballs meetup circa 2005

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"Pamela Geller, the controversial anti-Islam blogger and activist infamous for her staunch criticism and denigration of Islam, has been banned from entering the United Kingdom by Home Secretary Theresa May.

In a two-page letter which Geller uploaded onto her blog, Atlas Shrugs, the Home Office informed Geller that has been “excluded from the UK” on the basis that her “presence here would not be conducive to the public good.” Her previous history indicated to the Home Secretary that Geller may attempt to “foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.”

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"Geller and her co-founder of Stop Islamisation of America (SIOA), Robert Spencer, who has also been banned from entering the UK, had been due to attend and speak at a rally in Woolwich organized by the English Defense League, the far-right movement which purports to share with Geller a mutual concern over the Islamisation of Europe, on Saturday, June 29. “Today is a sad day for freedom of speech,” EDL leader Tommy Robinson stated after Geller announced her ban."

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"Under British legal provisions introduced in 2005 to combat terrorism and extremism, the Border Agency under the auspices of the Home Office has the power to either deport or deny entry to non-UK citizens who engage in “unacceptable behaviors.” This covers people who use the media or public speech to “foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs, seek to provoke others to terrorist acts, foment other serious criminal activity or seek to provoke others to serious criminal acts, or foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.”

On the basis of Geller’s work with SIOA, Jihad Watch, and Atlas Shrugs, as well as her previous public statements, the Home Secretary personally deemed that if she were to “espouse such views” in the UK, Geller “would be committing unacceptable behaviors and would therefore be behaving in a way that is not conducive to the public good.”

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/179350/pamela-geller-barred-from-britain-for-anti-muslim/#ixzz2XN6IHtdC


OT you say?


"Ms Geller, of the Atlas Shrugs blog, and Mr Spencer, of Jihad Watch, are co-founders of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, best known for a pro-Israel "Defeat Jihad" poster campaign on the New York subway.

The poster, which caused controversy in the US when it appeared last year, read: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23004858

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:43 AM

1. Good - though I don't know that this has much to do with Israel

Pam Geller claims to support Israel (though I think it's more that she doesn't like Arabs), but this trip would have been mainly to support the English Defence League, and I doubt that the average EDL member would have a clue where Israel is.

At any rate, we have enough trouble with our local hate-groups without needing reinforcements for them brought in from other countries.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:04 PM

3. Looks like England is more strict WRT who they bar from the country...

 

...than Israel is. Consider that England faces zero external threats in comparison to Israel.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:51 AM

5. "I don't know that this has much to do with Israel"

Israel is to blame , for anything bad, don't you know?

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:49 AM

4. Did you post this in the wrong forum,

What's your point or aim in posting it here?

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