LONDON — Britain for the first time has published a list of people barred from entering the country for what the government says is fostering extremism or hatred.
The list includes popular American talk-radio host Michael Savage, who has called the Muslim holy book, the Quran, a "book of hate." Savage also has enraged parents of children with autism by saying in most cases it's "a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."
The list Tuesday also includes Americans Stephen Donald Black, a white supremacist, and anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps.
Hamas parliament member Yunis Al-Astal and Egyptian cleric Safwat el-Higazi also are on the banned list.
To see the actual list, click HERE. Notice that many of them are either suspected terrorists or preachers of hate.
From the actual list:
Frederick Waldren Phelps, Sr. and Shirley Phelps-Roper
American pastor and leading spokesman of Westboro Baptist Church. Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fostering hatred that might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.
The 79-year-old and his daughter are barred for their anti-gay comments. Both have picketed the funerals of Aids victims and have claimed the deaths of American soldiers are a punishment for US tolerance of homosexuality.
Michael Alan Weiner (aka Michael Savage*)
Controversial daily radio talk-show host. Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence.
*Michael Savage changed his name to suit his demeanor instead of a very small part of his anatomy. Ooops! I guess it's pronounced like "whiner" so sorry, Michael!