Friday, 21 January 2011 17:17

A Pastor Excluded From U.K.

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Pastor Terry Jones was excluded from the United Kingdom.

This Pastor who had invited to burn the Koran to celebrate September 11th in United-States does not have the right anymore to go to the United Kingdom. To defend himself, he specified that he has nothing against the Muslims or the Islam but against "the radical element of Islam".

He said Sky News: "I have no intention of doing anything against British law. We feel this is definitely against constitutional rights to travel, freedom of speech.

We believe that our visit there could be beneficial."

A British Home Office spokesperson said: "The Government opposes extremism in all its forms which is why we have excluded Pastor Terry Jones from the UK," and added, "Numerous comments made by Pastor Jones are evidence of his unacceptable behaviour.

Coming to the UK is a privilege, not a right, and we are not willing to allow entry to those whose presence is not conducive to the public good.

The use of exclusion powers is very serious and no decision is taken lightly or as a method of stopping open debate."