Dutch Parliament Member Geert Wilders, whose film "Fitna" warns that Islam is threatening Western civilization, now has been banned from the United Kingdom.
Wilders had been invited to Britain for a special private screening of "Fitna" for Parliament in what already has been a controversial event because of challenges to his right to show the film.
"Fitna" features Quranic verses shown alongside images of the 9/11 terror attacks, the 2004 attacks in Madrid and the 2005 attacks in London.
The film calls on Muslims to remove "hate-preaching" verses from the text of their holy book.
Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, has been living under 24-hour protection from police since 2004. Al-Qaida has called for his murder.
According to a report on his website, Wilders was told today in a letter from the British embassy he would not be allowed to enter the UK.
"Great Britain is sacrificing freedom of speech," Wilders said. "You would expect something like this to happen in countries like Saudi Arabia, but not in Great Britain. This cowardly act by the British government is a disgrace. I was invited by a British member of parliament."