6 Mar 2010

Dutch MP shows Islam film in UK

8:04 am on 6 March 2010

Dutch MP Geert Wilders has shown an anti-Islam film in Britain's House of Lords after overturning a ban on entering the country.

After the screening, the Freedom Party leader told a press conference Islam and democracy are "incompatible".

Mr Wilders attempted to enter Britain last February, but was ordered to fly back to the Netherlands. The ban was overturned in October.

At a news conference, Mr Wilders called for an end to immigration to Europe from Islamic countries, but said Muslims who agreed to obey the law of the land would be welcome to stay.

The BBC reports the Dutch politician is a guest of Baroness Cox and UK Independence Party leader Lord Pearson. Lady Cox said the visit was a victory for free speech.