February 12, 2009
A Dutch MP who called the Koran a “fascist book” is being questioned by immigration officials at Heathrow after defying a ban on entering the UK.
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.
But Mr Wilders, who faces trial in his own country for inciting hatred, has been denied entry by the Home Office.
It is possible the MP could be sent straight back to the Netherlands.
The Dutch Ambassador is also at Heathrow to make clear Dutch government’s opposition to the ban on Mr Wilders entering the UK.
Before boarding his plane, Mr Wilders told reporters at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam he wanted to see a “stronger response” from the Dutch government to the UK’s move.