Free Speech Activists Banned From Entering U.K.

From Jihad Watch:
The Austrian activist and the leader of the “New Right” Identitarian Movement of Austria, Martin Sellner “was detained and refused entry to Britain on Friday at Heathrow airport ahead of a planned speech at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.”

Sellner’s girlfriend Brittany Pettibone, a YouTube political commentator, was also detained and barred from entering the country.

Sellner was told that he was detained for representing a “far right” group that incites racial hatred. Pettibone was told that she was detained for her plans to interview British activist Tommy Robinson, who the British government claims is “racist” and “far right.”

Sellner’s planned topic for Hyde Park was about threats to free speech, so one wonders where “racism” comes in. It is old news now (but worth repeating) that Islamic supremacists — with their easily offended sensibilities whenever Islam is criticized — work against the freedom of speech, because their sharia forbids criticism of Muhammad and Islam. [...]

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