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Banning EDL fans Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer also means the Boat Race streaker and honest Jews are refused entry to Britain

by | 3rd, July 2013

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WHO gets into the UK? Pamela Geller (above) and Robert Spencer have been from entering Britain to speak at an EDL rally.

Home Secretary Theresa May has told Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, both of the anti-Islamic group Stop Islamization of America, that their presence in the UK would “not be conducive to the public good”.

Their names are added to the list of not wanted persion that includes anti-Islam polemicist  Michael Savage  and the faith healer  Todd Bentley .

Oh, and the Australian Trenton Oldfield whop disrupted the Boat Race by jumping into the River Thames. He’s lived in the UK for ten years and never claimed a penny in benefits nor put a foot wrong. That “public good” is a woolly catch all.

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But Geller and Spencer are nasties.  Barthes notes:

Their allies include  Babu Suseelan, a Hindu militant who claims that Muslims “breed like rats” but that Islam can be “wiped out”, and it was only bad publicly that prompted the two to cut links with John Joseph Jay, a man who openly called for violence against Muslims and others.

The Government has decreed that people with “unacceptable” thoughts and opinions are banned. IUt might be better to shine a harsh light on them. Let them talk and debate their prejudices.

Natalie Rothschild wrote :

  …ultimately, it is impossible to ban words, thoughts and opinions out of existence. However, as May and Smith before her have demonstrated, it is possible for governments from across the political spectrum to take it upon themselves to decide for the British people what they can or cannot say and listen to. So much for the Lib-Cons’ heralded repeal of New Labour’s assault on liberty

Matthew Collins, a spokesman for Hope not Hate, which led a campaign to ban the pair, is quoted in the Indy :

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