Britain has long ago capitulated on issues of this kind, so this is no surprise. Pamela Geller and I were banned from Britain ten years ago for the crime of planning to lay a wreath at a memorial to Drummer Lee Rigby, who was murdered on a London street by an Islamic jihadi. Rasmus Paludan was banned from entering the country because the authorities are afraid that Muslims would riot if he did enter. So they bowed to intimidation, which only means they’ll get more of it. Britain is, as everyone knows, finished.
Note that the BBC doesn’t even come close in this story to why Paludan might want to burn a Qur’an, other than quoting some vague and unexplained statements from Paludan and calling him names (“far-right” is, as always, their favorite). There can be no public discussion of why someone might have a grievance with a book that exhorts warfare against people and their subjugation solely for believing differently.
“Danish far-right leader banned from UK over threat to burn Quran in Wakefield.” by Chris Baynes, BBC News, March 20, 2023:
A Danish far-right politician has been barred from the UK after threatening to burn a copy of the Quran in Wakefield.
Security minister Tom Tugendhat said Rasmus Paludan, founder of the anti-Islam party Stram Kurs, had been added to the UK’s immigration watchlist.
Mr Paludan had said he planned to burn the religious text in a public square in the West Yorkshire city this week.
It comes after four pupils at a Wakefield school were suspended over damage to a copy of the Quran.
In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, Mr Paludan said he would travel to the city to “fight back” against “undemocratic forces”.
He claimed he intended to burn the Quran on Wednesday to coincide with the start of Ramadan….
The security minister told the House of Commons about his intervention after Simon Lightwood, the Labour MP for Wakefield, raised concerns on Monday about Mr Paludan’s potential visit.
Mr Lightwood said: “Far-right Islamophic Danish politician Rasmus Paludan said he is going to travel from Denmark to Wakefield for the sole purpose of burning a Quran in a public place.
“Mr Paludan was previously jailed in Denmark for his hateful and racist statements. He is a dangerous man that should not be allowed into this country.
“Can the home secretary assure me and my community that the government is taking action to prevent this?”
Mr Tugendhat said Mr Paludan had been added to to the UK’s warnings index.
He added: “His travel to the United Kingdom would not be conducive with the public good and he will not be allowed access.”…