UK Banned Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for Pro-Israel Views

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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In part. At any rate. To the Dhimmi crowd, being pro-Israel is just another way of offending Muslims and when you offend Muslims, then bombs start going off.

The British government tried to cover its tracks. But a new cache of documents Robert Spencer and I have received in our battle to overturn our being banned from Britain reveal that a chief reason why we were banned from the country was because we strongly support Israel. As part of our lawsuit against the Queen of England and the Home Secretary et al, we have received numerous documents between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Office of Security and Counterterrorism, and the Home Secretary. In one of them, an official in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office whose name was redacted wrote this letter on May 7 to a recipient whose name was also redacted:

I have received initial feedback from Post to say that they do not expect that there would be any reaction from the US Administration to these exclusions.

We do have concerns with some of the reasoning in the sub, particularly citing pro-Israeli views and. [sic] Pro-Israeli views (and also support for waterboarding) apply to a large number of Americans, including former Presidents. If, for instance, Geller and Spencer were to request details of their exclusion under FOI/DPA or other mechanism, that being pro-Israeli is cited as a reason may be problematic and they could argue publically that their exclusion is on the basis of their support for Israel.

I may get further advice from Post later tonight which I will send to you first thing in the morning. Meanwhile, we advise removing references to being pro-Israel from the main body of the sub as this is not grounds for exclusion.

The “sub” is the “Subject Profile” – one was drawn up on each of us. There is no way to tell how much about our being pro-Israel was removed, but mine still says, “She strongly supports Israel and is an ardent Zionist.” And also: “Pamela Geller’s outspoken support for Israel may also attract pro-Palestinian groups to attend, further complicating the policing operation on the ground and making it harder to keep opposing groups apart.”

So now we know the real reason why we were banned.

European foreign policy, in no small part, is hostile to Israel to avoid offending Muslims. Banning pro-Israel views is the logical extension of that same policy and the overall policy of banning anything that offends Muslims and might “incite” them to commit acts of terror.

  • defcon 4

    It’s far too costly to enforce things like freedom of speech, but I wonder how much it’s going to cost to enforce islam0fascist blasphemy and heresy laws? After all trying and incarcerating people can’t be done for free. Of course in islamic states, killing the recalcitrant unbeliever extra-judicially is always an expedient and cheaper option.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Oppression is always cheap

    • Daniel Greenfield

      oppression is cheap

  • roccolore

    Muslims threatened an other 7/7 if they didn’t get their way.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Give those “muslims” Nakba. Eternal Nakba.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    It is feared that if Muslims are antagonized, they will begin perpetrating more and more violent jihad attacks in response, making it far more difficult for the leftwing multiculturalists that control our society to keep control of the situation by minimizing the extent of the problem down to only a few misguided Muslim extremists perpetrating terrorism here and there the way they are today. The truth is the entire Islamic world is waging both a violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad (holy war) against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world and mass Muslim immigration to the infidel world is a very integral part of that jihad (holy war). If the leftwing multiculturalists that dominate and control our society have to publicly acknowledge that worldwide global jihad (holy war), then decades of mass Muslim immigration to the infidel world will necessarily have to be outlawed, banned, and reversed. Thus, they can’t ever let that happen.

  • AB

    Imagine if the Poms suddenly decided that Iran was a problem and that overt support for the regime was grounds for exclusion. Obama would never get in…

  • TANNED STEWIE

    Ehud Barak, the prime minister of Israel until March of 2001, came to
    the U.S. shortly after leaving office. He came, ostensibly, to work as a
    special advisor for Electronic Data Systems and as a consultant with
    SCP Partners, a Mossad-run private equity company focused on “security
    related” work. SCP Partners did business with Metallurg Holding, Inc.,
    as well as Advanced Metallurgical Group, both sharing the same Wayne, PA
    address. AMG specializes in the production of the super-thermite used to collapse the three skyscrapers on 9/11.
    Geller is likely a Mossad agent herself. Funded by the Rothschild war propaganda machine. Then again, she might actually be Ann Coulter in disguise, save for the fact she is way too fucking ugly…no small feat for a dirty, smelly hook-nosed Jew with bad breath..

  • TANNED STEWIE

    “What we need to stand up and say is not only did they attack
    the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long
    conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War
    College, at it’s headquarters, Marine Corps and I made it absolutely
    clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a
    Mossad operation. Period.” -
    Dr. Alan Sabrosky, March 14, 2010