Zakir Naik, a Muslim TV preacher from India, has advocated
...the execution of Muslims who change their faith, described Americans as "pigs" and said that "every Muslim should be a terrorist."
Naik will be appearing at Wembley Arena in London and in Sheffield on his British tour.
That's right: his British tour. The Brits, when it comes right down to it, have no problem with letting him into their country. Contrast that with Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian who last year was put on a plane back to Holland — that is, banned from Britain — for making an incendiary if factually correct short movie about radical Islam, and for insisting that the Mussulman religion is incompatible with Western values.
I was briefly tempted to call it a double standard but it isn't. A double standard implies that you treat two similar behaviors unequally, favoring one. But is Mr. Wilders the equivalent of Mr. Naik? Hardly. Unlike Naik, who wants Sharia law and all that that implies, Wilders is a proponent of free speech. Unlike Wilders, who has never called for violent retribution against Muslims, Naik is on record as saying that the dirty kuffirs of the West must be fought, and that every Muslim should take up arms.
So which man should get booted from Britain?