Wilders waits to be sent back from Britain

Anti-Islam campaigner and MP Geert Wilders arrived at London’s Heathrow airport on Thursday afternoon but was denied entry into the UK.

TheTelegraaf says Wilders was escorted to a private room where immigration authority officials told him he would not be allowed into the country. Wilders claims the interview took 47 seconds.
‘[British prime minister] Gordon Brown is the biggest coward in Europe,’ the paper reported Wilders as saying. ‘This is a very black day. They are bowing down to Islam by refusing entry to critics.’
At 5.30pm Dutch time, Wilders was still being held in detention waiting to be deported.
On Monday it emerged that Britain had banned Wilders from the country because his presence could lead to public disorder and because of his extremist views.
Wilders wants an end to Muslim immigration into the Netherlands and has called for the Koran, which he likens to Mein Kampf, to be banned.
During the British Midland flight, Wilders told the Times newspaper that the British government was ‘the biggest bunch of cowards in Europe’. ‘It is easy to invite people you agree with, it is more difficult to invite people you disagree with and this is the proof of the pudding,’ the paper’s website quoted Wilders as saying.
Wilders had been invited to attend a screening of his 15-minute film compilation, which equates Islam with terrorism, at the upper house of parliament in London.
Meanwhile, the Volkskrant reports that Dutch anti-racist organisation Nederland Bekent Kleur.
has accused Wilders of hypocrisy because he had tried to have a Muslim religious leader banned from the Netherlands.
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