Lord Ahmed and Fitna

Peer's blackmail succeeds

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The Brussels Journal reports that a member of the Lords intended to invite her colleagues to a private meeting in a conference room in the House of Lords to meet the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, an elected member of the Dutch parliament, to watch his controversial movie Fitna and discuss the movie and Mr. Wilders’ opinions with him.

Barely had the invitation been sent to all the members of the House when Lord Ahmed raised hell. He threatened to mobilize 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr. Wilders from entering the House and threatened to take the colleague who was organizing the event to court. The event was cancelled.

Lord Ahmed immediately went to the Pakistani Press to boast about his achievement, which he calls “a victory for the Muslim community.” The Pakistani Daily Times reports that:

The UK’s parliament has cancelled the screening of a controversial film, titled ‘Fitna’, by right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders following vociferous protest by the Muslim community. The screening was to take place on January 29 at the House of Lords. The decision to cancel the showing was taken on Friday when Lord Nazir Ahmed held a meeting with the government chief whip of the House of Lords and leader of the House, together with representatives from the Muslim Council of Britain, the British Muslim Forum and other representatives from the British Muslim community.

The Muslim Council of Britain refused to attend Holocaust Memorial Day and we note that no members of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain were present to state their views, also that the mainstream media has not reported this story.

Breaking news: Melanie Phillips tells us that....
Wilders has been re-invited to speak and screen his film in the Lords later this month. Hurrah!

See the Press release from Lord Pearson and Baroness Cox re. Lord Ahmed and Fitna.