The question of the Dutch Parliamentarian, Geert Wilders, keeps popping up. The British banned him from visiting the UK after he was invited to a viewing of his 17 minute film, Fitna, by the House of Lords. Here is a comment on it by Mike McNally, in a post on Pajamas Media.
I am a little surprised that the House of Lords would be screening Mr Wilders' short film, but Her Majesty's Government (HMG) would see fit to ban him from entering the country for the event.
I am all for civility and for being polite, but we should not hesitate to state what we believe to be the truth. We may be wrong, and it is the duty of others to politely tell us where we are wrong. But, free speech means the right to state things that are wrong or stupid. Shouting "Fire" in a crowded theater that is, in fact, not on fire, is wrong. Otherwise, the field should be pretty open.
Regards -- Cliff