Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders was invited to show his controversial film – which links the Islamic holy book to terrorism – in the UK’s House of Lords.
The Home Office said there was a blanket ban on Mr Wilders entering the UK under EU laws enabling member states to exclude someone whose presence could threaten public security.
“The government opposes extremism in all forms,” it said in a statement, adding that it had tightened up rules on excluding those engaging in “unacceptable behaviour” in October.
Popularity trumps sanity again.
What’s popular? Us all just getting along. Keeping the peace. Not rocking the boat.
But the truth will always offend someone, and if we don’t speak it, we die.