The decision to ban Dutch MP, Geert Wilders, from entering the UK is wrong - but I actually have some sympathy with the Home Office on this.
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.
And, of course, the presence of Mr. Wilders could indeed threaten public security - not because Mr. Wilders advocates violence, but because he is an outspoken critic of Islam who claims the Koran is a "fascist book" and believes it promotes violence and intolerance. Our government - quite rightly in all probability - expects that his arrival in the UK may well incite some Moslems to respond violently.
Which kinda proves him right, doesn't it?
It's just a shame our government doesn't have the balls to actually say that. By banning them they are tacitly admitting he has a very good point, but they refuse to ever actually admit that Islam is an ideology which promotes and advocates violence and intolerance to advance its cause.
Wilders compares Islam to fascism. Is he correct? Let's see shall we.
Fascism forbids and suppresses all criticism of the ideology - often through the use of violence. Does that sound like Islam?
Fascism promotes racial hatred and intolerance. Does that sound like Islam?
Fascism opposes direct democracy. Does that sound like Islam?
Fascism requires individuals to subordinate themselves to the ideology. Does that sound like Islam?
Fascism promotes equality between the sexes. Aha! Wilders is wrong. Islam is not fascist after all!