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The Dutch MP refused entry to Britain by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith last month has lodged an appeal against the Home Office’s decision to ban him. 

Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders has asked the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) to overturn the ruling. 

He had been invited to screen his film ‘Fitna’ – which refers to the Koran as a “fascist book” – in the House of Lords.

Jacqui Smith had judged his presence in the UK to be a threat to public security. 

Following the decision to send him back to the Netherlands from Heathrow last month, the Home Office said there was a blanket ban on Mr Wilders’ entry to the UK under EU laws enabling member states to exclude someone whose presence could threaten public security. 

Holland’s foreign minister, Maxime Verhagen, has described the refusal as “highly regrettable”.

A spokesman for the Tribunals Service confirmed the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal had received an appeal from Mr Wilders. 

Earlier this year, a Dutch court ordered prosecutors to put the MP on trial for inciting hatred and discrimination by making anti-Islamic statements. 

The appeal hearing, which will be heard by a senior independent Immigration Judge, will not be set for four months.

Source BBC.co.uk. Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7955598.stm

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