Hard-Right Dutch Pol Barred From UK
He's turned back at Heathrow on trip to show anti-Koran film
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 5:11 AM CST
The British government banned Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders from visiting the country to show his anti-Islam film "Fitna" at the Houses of Parliament.   (AP Photo/Steve Parsons, PA)
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(Newser) – Ultra-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, whose short film attacking the Koran caused an uproar last year, was refused entry to Britain yesterday, reports the Guardian. The member of Parliament was flying to London to show his controversial film when the home secretary sent him a letter saying his presence in the UK constituted "a significantly serious threat." Wilders is intending to visit Washington soon to show the film in Congress.