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Michael Savage Banned From Great Britain

From the UK tabloid The Sun:

The Unwanted

By Tom Wells

SIXTEEN of Britain’s LEAST wanted can today be named and shamed by The Sun in a roll call of hate-mongers.

The 15 men and one woman have been banned from entering the UK since October as part of a crackdown by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

The monsters’ list includes Islamic hate preachers, Russian skinhead killers plus US neo-Nazis — and even a former GRAND WIZARD of the Ku Klux Klan.

Ms Smith said: “Coming to the UK is a privilege. I refuse to extend that to individuals who abuse our standards and values to undermine our way of life.

“Therefore, I will not hesitate to name and shame those who foster extremist views, as I want them to know they are not welcome here.”

Despicable Shirley Phelps, 51, and father Fred, 79 — who picket US soldiers’ funerals saying it is a punishment from God as America tolerates gays — head the list.

The Westboro Baptist Church leaders were stopped from entering the UK to protest against a play by a gay youth group in February.

Islamic radical Dr Yunis Al Astal — who branded Jews “pigs” and “apes” — is joined on the list by fellow hate preacher Dr Wagdy Mohamed Ghoneim, 58.

Also banned are teenage skinheads Artur Ryno and Pavel Skachevsky. They are serving ten years for killing 20 people in a bid to “cleanse” Russia of foreigners. Others barred include ex-KKK Grand Wizard Stephen ‘Don’ Black, 55, and neo-Nazi Erich Gliebe, 46.

Suicide bomber supporter Abdul Ali Musa, 64, and Hezbollah terrorist and murderer Samir Al Quntar are banned.

Far-right US talkshow host Mike Savage, 57, was also on the roll call.

Making up the 16 were Jewish radical Michael Guzofsky, preachers Abdullah Qadri Al Ahdal, Safwat Hijazi and Amir Siddique, plus Kashmiri terror group leader Nasr Javed.

The full list comprises 101 people who have “engaged in unacceptable behaviour” since 2005.

Six will not be named as it would threaten national security. The other 79 may be exposed later.

A Home Office source said: “This isn’t about stopping freedom of speech. It’s about stopping people who foster hatred from entering Britain.”

No, banning a radio talk show host and before him a Dutch Member of Parliament has nothing to do with “stopping freedom of speech.”

Who could think that?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Michael Savage Banned From Great Britain”

  1. curvyred says:

    Having been there – I can most assuredly say it is not a big loss nor a priveledge.

    • Odie44 says:

      curvy –

      I agree, been there a few times, 3 for business, once for pleasure – and quite frankly wasn’t impressed at all.

      Then again, I am Irish ;)

  2. heykev says:

    While I can’t say I’m a fan of Michael Savage, he reminds me of a crazy uncle. But to ban him from visiting England, is laughable. He poises no threat to them.

    Guess along with sharia law,we can expect this sort of judgments from our BHO’s version of gov’t soon. .

  3. Right of the People says:

    How about Jesse Jackson, Rev Wright and Al Sharpton, why aren’t they banned? Oh, I guess they’re the wrong kind of racists. My bad.

  4. Lisa22 says:

    This is so sad…I lived in the UK for several years and I can’t believe how far down the country has gone. I hope that they have their general elections soon! I don’t think the general UK public goes along with all the government is doing, they just can’t be that naive.

  5. bobbys says:

    I think there still sore we gave John Lennon a hard time!!!!!

  6. catie says:

    I spent a semester at the University of Brighton my senior year of college. It was in the late 80’s so everything was much different than today. I am sad to see this. I’m no fan of Savage but their list is ridiculous. Yet they let in all of these Muslims who want to have Sharia law.

  7. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    I listen to Mr. Savage on occasion because I find him entertaining. I don’t see his views as threatening as I do the violent speeches of hatred coming from the various mosques in England. How far down must the U.K. have to sink before they open their eyes and find their way back?

  8. BigOil says:

    Savage’s program is focused on the theme of maintaining borders, language, and culture. Radical concepts for sure to the multicultural crowd. If the Brits were ever to latch on to these sorts of ideas, they may decide to take their country back.

  9. Barbie says:

    I hope there will be an organized boycott of England to protest their blacklisting a man simply because he exercises free speech (no, he does not advocate violence). Savage being banned along with Geert Wilder (sp? ) is truly an ominous warning of darker things to come for those who do not believe or practice political correctness.

  10. Colonel1961 says:

    My three-week summer school at the London School of Economics is now cancelled. Not a fan of Savage, per se, but have listened to more offensive speech from the left (especially the dolts in the UK) than I can stomach. Now they want to shut him down? My arse. The vast majority of ‘hate speech’ comes from the left. Ironic? No. Typical…

    Look for this crap to be tried here in the US of A soon, e.g., fairness doctrine. Over my dead body, of course.

    • Confucius says:

      Some hate speech comes from the right. (Some of it can even be found on this blogsite.)


    • gipper says:

      “ror” Released on Own Recognizance?

    • Barbie says:

      I can respect that some people are not fans of Savage, but the only people Michael Savage ‘hates on’ is his fellow conservative talk show hosts (he is bad about putting them down, seriously – I think he must be jealous). However, I do like his humor – on his website he’s advertising ‘Savage Nation Podcasts – Now available in the U.K.’ I think that’s funny.

      The libs want to define hate speech as speech which disagrees with any politically correct issue. We have crazy power mad fascists in this country who want to squash any free speech under the pretense it’s ‘hate speech’. They’re serious about shutting up any opposition.

  11. BillK says:

    Why do I somehow think “Banned from the UK!” will be the title of Savage’s next book?

  12. artboyusa says:

    Now Savage says he’s going to sue Jacqui Smith -good luck to him. Smith, the dim, bloated dugong, has been much in the UK headlines lately for (a) claiming thousands of pounds (@£61k) in Parliamentary housing allowance on her sister’s house, saying its her own main residence and for (b) her husband (whom she employs @ £40k pa) charging the porn movies he watched at home while Jacqui was out safeguarding our liberties, on her expense account… Here’s the BBC story:

    Smith’s husband sorry over films

    The Home Secretary’s husband has said sorry for embarrassing his wife after two adult films were viewed at their home, then claimed for on expenses.

    Richard Timney, who is also Jacqui Smith’s parliamentary aide, said he understood why people might be angry.

    Ms Smith said she “mistakenly” claimed for a TV package when billing for a web connection and would repay the cash.

    Downing Street said she had done the “right thing” by quickly rectifying the “inadvertent mistake”.

    BBC political correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti said there were rumours “whizzing round Labour’s circles” that there may be a Tory mole in the House of Commons fees office, following several leaks.

    This is the office which processes MPs’ allowances claims.

    The Home Secretary is already under investigation by the parliamentary commissioner for standards over her use of the second homes allowance.

    Jacqui Smith was reportedly “livid and shocked” at the discovery
    Mr Timney said outside the couple’s home in Redditch, Worcestershire: “I’m really sorry for any embarrassment I have caused Jacqui…

    more details here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7970731.stm

  13. JustinAC says:

    Of course, we banned ‘Cat Stevens’ from the US. The problem is when we allow some speech to be described as ‘hate speech’ and therefore not protected, then we all lose a little bit of freedom.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      That was just because his music sucked Justin, it wasn’t personal.

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