Anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders told reporters on Friday his visit to Britain is a ‘victory for free speech’.
Wilders travelled to Britain just days after the country’s immigration tribunal overturned an entry ban. He was refused entry to Britain in February on public security grounds.
During a ‘packed’ press conference Wilders repeated his criticism of Muslim ideology and repeated his call for the Koran to be banned in the Netherlands, the BBC reports.
Some 40 fundamentalist Muslims gathered outside the meeting hall chanting ‘Wilders go to hell’ and ‘Sharia for the Netherlands’, the BBC said. The meeting had been scheduled to be held outside but was moved indoors because of the protests.
Wilders, who faces legal action in the Netherlands for hate speech, said his aim was not to insult anyone but to ‘defend freedom’.
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