Geert Wilders Gets Answers on British Ban of Geller and Spencer: “Since freedom of expression may have consequences for public order…..”


Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party questioned the Minister
of Foreign Affairs
on our British entry ban (in support of us). The answers he received were less than satisfactory. It demonstrates weakness in the face of violent intimidation and rewards savagery with capitulation. This statement is an affront to every freedom-loving individual and to every Western nation that values political freedom.

Since freedom of expression may have consequences for public
order, it is the task of the authorities – in this case the British
authorities – to weigh each and every case carefully as on how to handle
the situation.”

So, if someone doesn’t like what you say, react violently and the government will shut you up. That’s what the Brits and the EU are doing. It is wrong. Help us with our legal fund to fight it — here.

Here’s the document: Download 2013D29767 If any Atlas reader wishes to provide a better translation, it  would be welcome. What follows is a google translation of the response Geert Wilder’s PVV party received. It bears noting that Geert Wilder’s Freedom party is now the leading party in Holland. The PVV would become the largest political party in the Dutch parliament if an election were held tomorrow.

Atlas reader Infidel for Life translates from us  from Dutch:

Dear Chairman, I herewith offer you the answers on the submitted written questions by member De Roon regarding a British travel ban against critics of Islam.

These questions were submitted on June 28, 2013 with reference number 2013Z13662.

The minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans

1. Are you aware of the news ‘Pamela Geller And Robert Spencer Banned From The UK By Home Office, Due To Speak At EDL Woolwich Rally’ (1)?

Answer: Yes 2. Did you also take notice of the letter Pamela Geller received from the Home Office (2)?

Answer: I have taken note of the letter as published on the website.

3. Do you agree with me that the fear that expressing an opinion might lead to violence by others should be no reason to ban such free expression of opinion? If not, why not?

4. Do you agree with me that in such a situation any Government should do the utmost to protect the Right to Free Speech, and prevent violence by adherents and friends of Islam? If not, why not?

Answer to questions 3 and 4: I share your opinion that protecting the freedom of expression is an important task of the Government. So is protecting peace and order. Since freedom of expression may have consequences for public order, it is the task of the authorities – in this case the British authorities – to weigh each and every case carefully as on how to handle the situation.

5. Are you going to remind the British Government as to their previous ban on entry for Geert Wilders, as well as to the fact that the Court made minced meat of that ban (3)?

6. Are you going to convey the displeasure of the Dutch Government regarding this dhimmi behavior to the British Government, and ask them not to cave in any further to Islamic complaints and threats, when individuals want to use their right on Free Speech? If not, why not?

Answer on questions 5 and 6: I have no reason to assume that the British Government is not aware of the Court decision you mention, nor that the British Home Office has not weighed the importance of freedom of expression in her decision pertaining to Mrs. Geller and mr. Spencer.

(1) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/26/pamela-geller-banned_n_3503307.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

(2) http://gellerreport.com/banned-in-britian-uk-caves-to-jihad

(3) http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4324/Nieuws/article/detail/1155793/2009/10/14/Geert-Wilders-mag-toch-naar-Engeland.dhtml
Here is the original (in Dutch)

Vraag 1

Kent u het bericht
“Pamela Geller And Robert Spencer Banned From The UK By Home Office, Due To
Speak At EDL Woolwich Rally”?



Vraag 2
Heeft u ook kennisgenomen van de brief die Pamela Geller daarover heeft ontvangen
van de minister van Binnenlandse Zaken van het Verenigd Koninkrijk? 2)


Ik heb kennisgenomen van de brief zoals die op
de website is gepubliceerd.

 Vraag 3

Deelt u de mening dat de vrees dat een meningsuiting wellicht zou kunnen leiden
tot geweldpleging door anderen, geen reden zou mogen zijn om die meningsuiting
te belemmeren? Zo neen, waarom niet?

Vraag 4
Deelt u de mening dat in zo’n situatie de overheid alles op alles moet zetten
om de vrije meningsuiting te waarborgen en geweld door aanhangers en vrienden
van de islam tegen te gaan? Zo neen, waarom niet?

Antwoord vragen 3 en 4

Ik deel uw mening dat het waarborgen van de
vrijheid van meningsuiting een belangrijke taak van de overheid is. Het
beschermen van de openbare orde is dat ook. Waar de vrijheid van meningsuiting
gevolgen kan hebben voor de openbare orde, is het derhalve aan de autoriteiten
– in dit geval de Britse autoriteiten – om per geval zorgvuldig af te wegen hoe
met die situatie dient te worden omgegaan.

Vraag 5
Wilt u de Engelse regering herinneren aan haar politieke inreisverbod voor
Geert Wilders en het feit dat een Engelse rechter van dat verbod later gehakt
heeft gemaakt? 3)

Vraag 6
Wilt u het ongenoegen van de Nederlandse regering over dit dhimmigedrag van de
minister van Binnenlandse Zaken aan de Engelse regering overbrengen en haar
vragen  niet meer te bezwijken voor islamitisch geklaag
en dreigementen, als mensen gebruik willen maken van hun recht op vrije
meningsuiting? Zo neen, waarom niet?

Antwoord vragen 5 en 6

Ik heb geen reden om aan te nemen dat de
Britse regering niet op de hoogte is van de door u genoemde rechterlijke
uitspraak, noch dat het Britse Home Office het belang van vrije meningsuiting
niet heeft meegewogen in de beslissing over mevrouw Geller en de heer Spencer.

1) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/26/pamela-geller-banned_n_3503307.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

2) http://gellerreport.com/banned-in-britian-uk-caves-to-jihad

3) http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4324/Nieuws/article/detail/1155793/2009/10/14/


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