A Dutch political leader who warns against Islamic radicalism has trouble getting permission to come here, but an Islamic hate preacher is waved through. Something here is very wrong:

Supporters of controversial anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders fear he may be refused entry to Australia ahead of his planned speaking tour next month.

The right-wing Dutch MP has applied for a visa to come and give speeches in Sydney and Melbourne, but the application has stalled…

Mr Wilders has a reputation the world over as a fierce opponent of Islam. He has compared the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, called Islam an ideology not a religion, and called the Prophet Mohammed a paedophile among other insults…

The reason (for the delay) is that the Dutch politician is on the Movement Alert List, a database of people of concern to Australia. It means his application is held up at the Department of Immigration headquarters in Canberra while more thorough checks are done.

He is on the list because of his previous brushes with authorities abroad. In 2009 he was refused entry to the UK but later appealed and won. He was also tried and acquitted in the Netherlands on hate charges over his controversial public comments.



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