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UK MP Who Called for Rushdie Book Ban, Trying to Ban Robert Spencer

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 23, 2013 @ 11:38 pm In The Point | 16 Comments

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At least Keith Vaz is consistent. When an old man in Iran declared a Fatwa against the Satanic Verses, Vaz led a rally demanding a ban of the book.

Now he’s campaigning to ban Robert Spencer [2] and Pamela Geller from the UK.

In his letter, Mr Vaz wrote: “These individuals are infamous in America for inciting racial hatred, including sponsoring discriminatory advertisements placed on public transport.

Mr Vaz said: “I am alarmed that the EDL is planning this type of march in Woolwich. Before we have to pay the costs for the extra policing required for this demonstration the Home Secretary should consider using her discretion to ban these two speakers from entering the country. A ban should be enforced properly and physically stop people entering our borders.”

One wonders if such a ban should not also apply to Mr. Vaz.

As I said… consistent. But not really. In his memoir, Rushdie recalls Vaz calling him to offer his support before leading a rally against him.

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[2] he’s campaigning to ban Robert Spencer: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/06/kevin-rawlinson-of-the-independent-claims-robert-spencer-and-pamela-geller-didnt-respond-to-requests.html

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