Should Dr. Savage continue being banned in Britain?
An attorney for the British government has reaffirmed the United Kingdom’s decision to ban leading talk-radio host Michael Savage from entry.
WND reported last July the new Conservative-Party-led government of Prime Minister David Cameron informed the popular nationally syndicated host it would continue the ban initiated by the previous administration unless he repudiated statements made on his broadcasts that were deemed a threat to public security. The U.K., however, has never specified which statements it thought were so dangerous.
Responding to the lastest development, Savage pointed to Cameron and President Obama, during his current trip to the U.K., comparing themselves
with President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher, “blathering about ‘democracy’
in the Arab world.”
“How about democracy in the U.K.?” asked Savage, referring to his case. “The freedom to a trial? The
freedom of appeal? The freedom to set the record straight?
“Why does the Cameron government
protect Muslim terrorists and Muslim hate-preachers who espouse the overthrow
of the British government, democracy itself, while banning Michael Savage from
entering the land of their better forefathers?” he asked.
Savage has received support from Reps. Allen West, R-Fla., and John Culberson, R-Texas, who sent letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging her to review Britain’s ban.
Official U.K. government correspondence shows Savage was put on the list to provide “balance,” because it contained so many Muslim extremists.
Savage has documented his battle over the ban in his book “Banned in Britain,” which includes official correspondence, released under the U.K.’s freedom-of-information law, that reveals a decision was made at the highest level of government to use his name to provide “balance” to a “least wanted” list dominated by Muslim extremists.
“We will want to ensure that the names disclosed reflect the broad range of cases and are not all Islamic extremists,” reads a draft recommendation, marked “Restricted,” that was obtained as part of Savage’s libel lawsuit against the government and the home secretary. Smith resigned from post in June 2009 in the wake of scandal over personal use of taxpayer funds.
The price for speaking out against creeping Islamism is very high. Just ask talk-radio host Michael Savage. The populist conservative is one of the most listened to and influential voices in the media landscape. Mr. Savage is a rare breed: a nationalist who opposes the socialist New World Order. He is a vocal critic of Western society’s gradual surrender to political correctness and growing Islamic extremism.
CAIR has been seeking to muzzle him for years. His criticisms of Shariah law and Islamist barbarism have landed him in hot water. Under the previous Labor government, Britain banned Mr. Savage from entering the country. He has been put on a blacklist alongside Hamas killers, murderous Russian skinheads and neo-Nazis. He has never advocated or committed violence. In fact, he is a champion of democracy and human freedom. Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to lift the ban. The goal is clear: Mr. Savage is to be sacrificed on the altar of multiculturalism.
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