Update: The story has made it to the British MSM (hat tip Gaia).
“The Secretary of State is satisfied that your statements about Muslims and their beliefs… would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.”
Actually, this is a fairly honest assessment of would happen should Fitna be shown at the House of Lords.
It’s just a bit surprising to read an admission in black and white that Her Majesty’s government regards a peaceful citizen of the EU — who is also a member of the Dutch parliament — as more of a threat to British “community harmony” than the millions of seething and violent Muslims that they absentmindedly invited to live in their midst.
But here it is — a copy of the letter sent by the Home Office to Geert Wilders, as supplied to Gates of Vienna by two separate sources:
Here’s the text of the body of the letter:
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The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the Secretary of State is of the view that your presence in the UK would pose a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat to one of the fundamental interests of society. The Secretary of State is satisfied that your statements about Muslims and their beliefs, as expressed in your film Fitna and elsewhere, would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.
You are advised that should you travel to the UK and seek admission an Immigration Officer will take into account the Secretary of State’s view. If, in accordance with regulation 21 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the Immigration Officer is satisfied that your exclusion is justified on grounds of public policy and/or public security, you will be refused admission to the UK under regulation 19. You would have a right of appeal against any refusal of admission, exercisable from outside the UK.