Danish PM opposes Wilders’ visit
Denmark’s new prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen would prefer that Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was not invited to a conference on free speech in Copenhagen, local news agency Ritzau reports.
‘I do not think Wilders should get an invitation,’ Rasmussen was quoted as saying.
The conference has already been postponed to the autumn because of disagreements over the guest list.
Wilders told news agency ANP he would ‘do all he could’ to go to Denmark to give a speech on freedom of expression and Islam.
Meanwhile, Britain has published a list of 16 people banned from entering the country for fostering extremism or hate.
Wilders does not appear on the list because he is a European citizen and was refused entry under another ruling, the Telegraaf reports. Wilders was banned from the UK in February on the grounds that his presence could disrupt public order.
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