Petition: Allow American author Robert Spencer to enter the UK and speak freely

I’m grateful to Anne Marie Waters of For Britain for starting this petition. As you can see here, I was banned from entering the UK for saying: “[Islam] is a religion and is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers for the purpose for establishing a societal model that is absolutely incompatible with Western society because media and general government unwillingness to face the sources of Islamic terrorism these things remain largely unknown.”

This is a garbled version of what I actually said, which is that Islam in its traditional formulations and core texts mandates warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers. This is actually a true statement, easily proven. Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Assistant Professor on the faculty of Shari’ah and Law of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, in his 1994 book The Methodology of Ijtihad quotes the twelfth century Maliki jurist Ibn Rushd: “Muslim jurists agreed that the purpose of fighting with the People of the Book…is one of two things: it is either their conversion to Islam or the payment of jizyah.” Nyazee concludes: “This leaves no doubt that the primary goal of the Muslim community, in the eyes of its jurists, is to spread the word of Allah through jihad, and the option of poll-tax [jizya] is to be exercised only after subjugation” of non-Muslims.”

Also, the assumption that the British government is fair, consistent, and judicious in such judgments is false. Just days before Pamela Geller and I were banned, the British government admitted Saudi Sheikh Mohammed al-Arefe. Al-Arefe has said: “Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight.” That was acceptable in Britain.

Similar petitions should be introduced for the admission of Pamela Geller, Lauren Southern, Martin Sellner, Brittany Pettibone, Lutz Bachmann, and all others who have been banned from Britain for the Sharia crime of criticizing jihad violence and terror and the Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others.

“Petition Allow American author Robert Spencer to enter the UK and speak freely,” Petitions UK Government and Parliament:

The prominent American author Robert Spencer was barred from entering the UK in 2013. Despite having committed no crime, Mr Spencer was prevented from speaking in Britain following his criticisms of Islam, a subject on which he has written widely. He should not be denied UK entry because of this.

Spencer was barred from entering Britain by then Home Secretary Theresa May. Mrs May deemed his presence in the UK as “not conducive to the public good”. Spencer had committed no crime, had not incited violence, but expressed his views about the Koran and Mohammed. We demand that this ban is lifted and that Robert Spencer be allowed entry to the UK.

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