House of Lords Bans "Fitna"
I guess everyone heard that the British Parliament cancelled the showing of Geert Wilders' video Fitna, scheduled to be shown today January 29, in the House of Lords. Bivouac-Id reports:
The decision to cancel the showing was made following a meeting with Lord Nazir Ahmed, and the leader of the ruling party in the House of Lords, the leader of the House of Lords, representatives of the Muslim Council of Great Britain, the British Muslim Forum and other representatives of the British Muslim community.
After the decision, all protests and Muslim demonstrations were cancelled and Lord Ahmed called the decision a "victory for the Muslim community."
As a sidelight, Lord Nazir Ahmed killed an innocent man while driving recklessly - he was speeding and sending a text message on a highway. Why was he not convicted? In December 2008, Lord Ahmed pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, normally punishable by two years in prison. Instead of languishing in jail, as he should be, he is trampling on the freedom of speech that is the basis of British democracy.
Read more about the terrible way the man died.