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Anti-Islam Dutch Politico Causes UK Stir

Friday, 05 Mar 2010 11:05 AM

LONDON - Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders has shown his anti-Islam film in the UK's House of Lords after overturning a ban on entering the country.

After the screening, the Freedom Party leader told a press conference Islam and democracy are "incompatible".

Mr Wilders attempted to enter the UK last February, but was ordered to fly back to the Netherlands hours later. The ban was overturned in October.

The Home Office said it is opposed to "extremism in all its forms".

Mr Wilders said the film and subsequent discussion was attended by around 60 people.

He told the press conference called for an end to immigration to Europe from Islamic countries, but said Muslims who agreed to obey the law of the land would be welcome to stay.

Several hundred members of the English Defence League (EDL) marched past the Houses of Parliament in supported of the Dutch politician.

Flanked by mounted police, they chanted football songs and waved Cross of St George flags.

They were kept apart from dozens of anti-fascist demonstrators, who gathered outside the Houses of Parliament, by police officers.

The Unite Against Fascism, organisation protested against the visit of Mr Wilders and the EDL march.

Yasmin Rassool from the group said: "I think the EDL are a racist, homophobic, Nazi party and they shouldn't be allowed to march in our streets."

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