No, I’m not updating this due to the fact that the UK has regained it’s marbles. I wish that they would regain their senses.
The reason for the update is that I remember another person that was banned by Briton: Michael Savage.
Here is a list from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_individuals_banned_from_entering_the_United_Kingdom
Just thought I’d add that I don’t know of America BANNING anyone. America has been known for SEEKING OUT people to bring them to justice.
The UK is NO Democracy.
How democratic can the country be if it silences free speech.
Read the last paragraph in the second article.
Does THAT sound like a country that cares for personal LIBERTY? They sound like a tyranny much less a MONARCHY. There is no freedom in the UK
US pastor Terry Jones banned from entering UK:
19 January 2011 Last updated at 19:43 ET
Controversial US pastor Terry Jones has been barred from entering the UK for the public good, the Home Office says.
The pastor, who last year planned a Koran-burning protest in the US, had been invited to address right-wing group England Is Ours in Milton Keynes.
The Home Office said Mr Jones could not enter the UK as the government “opposes extremism in all its forms”.
Mr Jones told BBC Radio 5 live he would challenge the “unfair” decision and his visit could have been “beneficial”.
Mr Jones – who is pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, which has fewer than 50 members – came to prominence last September when he announced plans for his “International Burn a Koran Day” on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
His plan was internationally condemned and sparked many demonstrations around the world before he eventually called off his protest.
A Home Office spokesman said: “Numerous comments made by Pastor Jones are evidence of his unacceptable behaviour.
“Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right and we are not willing to allow entry to those whose presence is not conducive to the public good.
“The use of exclusion powers is very serious and no decision is taken lightly or as a method of stopping open debate.”
Mr Jones said he had not been planning to break any laws while in England.
The whole object of the exercise is to have a discussion about the Islamification of the UK and just have dialogue about the problems”
Barry TaylorEngland Is Ours
“I’m not against Muslims, we are not against their religion,” he said. “We have, here in the West, freedom of religion and limited freedom of speech which we don’t have in their countries.
“What I am against is the radical element. If I came to England we would expect Muslims to rally with us.”
He added that the ban was also unfair on a “human basis” because his daughter lived in England and his grandchildren were English.
Mr Jones had accepted an invitation to speak to England Is Ours in February and was due to address a series of demonstrations against the expansion of Islam and the construction of mosques in the UK.
Barry Taylor, secretary of England Is Ours, said he was “very disappointed” by the decision.
“The whole object of the exercise is to have a discussion about the Islamification of the UK and just have dialogue about the problems,” he said.
“The idea isn’t to cause trouble or kick up a stink. These things do need addressing and people do need to speak about them. We shouldn’t be frightened about them.”
Sabotage of rights
He said he had expected about 100 people to attend events organised for Mr Jones, including about 30 members of England Is Ours.
“It’s quite possible that other members of his outreach may be able to come,” Mr Taylor said.
“I understand Pastor Jones is planning some visits to nearby European countries and we will be able to go and visit him there,” he added.
A press release issued by Stand Up America – which is organising rallies addressed by Mr Jones – said the UK ban exemplified the sabotage of the basic human rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression.
In December, Home Secretary Theresa May said she was “actively looking at” whether Mr Jones should be banned from entering the UK after the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) had invited him to share his views on Islam at a rally in Luton in February.
However the EDL later withdrew the invitation to Mr Jones. A spokesman said it was because of his critical views on homosexuality and race.
Well – Jones may be banned but others get pass-
No prosecution over Gateshead car park Koran burning:
21 January 2011 Last updated at 09:42 ET
Seven men accused of burning a copy of the Koran in a Gateshead pub car park will face no further action.
The men were detained in September after a video appeared on the internet.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there was not sufficient evidence for a realistic chance of conviction.
It said it had looked at a number of areas for possible prosecution but there was insufficient evidence. However, if any new evidence came to light it would be looked at, it said.
Northumbria Chief Crown Prosecutor Wendy Williams said: “This was a serious incident which the vast majority people will rightly find repugnant.
No identity”However, no matter how unacceptable people may find such behaviour, we can only prosecute if there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.”
The CPS said it could not identify who had recorded and posted the video online, there was no evidence threatening behaviour was used and there was no evidence anyone present was upset by what they saw.
She said: “For these reasons we have decided that no-one should be prosecuted for an offence arising out of this incident, based on the evidence provided to us.
“If any further evidence comes to light and is sent to us, we will look at it.
“I must stress that our policy is to prosecute racist and religious crime fairly, firmly and robustly, but this can be done only in cases where there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.”
Man arrested in England for allegedly burning Koran