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Far-right Dutch MP visits London after ban lifted

A far-right Dutch MP who made a controversial film about Islam arrived in London on Friday after winning an appeal against a ban on entering Britain, an airport official said.

Geert Wilders was stopped from entering the country when he tried to visit in February, but the ban was overturned at a court hearing this week.

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 shortly before 11:00 am and was allowed through border control, an airport spokesman told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

The 46-year-old leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV PVV Partij Voor de Vrijheid (Party For Freedom; The Netherlands)
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) was due to hold talks with Lord Malcolm Pearson, a member of parliament's upper House of Lords House of Lords: see Parliament.  who invited him for the abortive visit in February, and hold a press conference.

Although the government expressed its disappointment at the ban being overturned, a spokesman for Home Secretary Alan Johnson said Thursday that the minister was "not minded" to refuse entry to Wilders.

"Clearly Mr Wilders' statements and behaviour during a visit will inevitably impact on any future decisions to admit him," the spokesman said.

When Wilders was turned back at Heathrow in February, the Home Office said it was to stop him spreading "hatred and violent messages", but the action was condemned by the Dutch government.

The MP has sparked controversy with his film "Fitna Fitna (فتنة) is an Arabic word, generally regarded as very difficult to translate but at the same time is considered to be an all encompassing word referring to schism, secession, upheaval and anarchy at once. ", which likens Islam to Nazism and juxtaposes images of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States with pictures of the Koran.

It has been described as "offensively anti-Islamic" by United Nations Secretary-General The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. The Secretary-General acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations.  Ban Ki-moon.

The PVV has nine of 150 seats in the Dutch parliament and came second in the June elections to the European Parliament with 17 percent of the vote. Wilders faces trial at home for inciting hatred against Muslims.
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