Lutz Bachmann, the German founder of an anti-Islam group, was expelled from UK on Sunday morning, just a few hours after arriving at Stansted, on Saturday night. Lutz Bachmann is the Pegida founder, who has led protest demonstrations of thousands of people against Islam in the past.
UK refused to accept him since his presence didn’t have any benefit for people. A spokesperson of the Home Office said that: “Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.”
Lutz Bachmann came to UK, in order to have a speech with the supporters of ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson in Hyde Park on Sunday. Tommy Robinson is the one who founded a subsidiary branch of Pegida in the UK in 2016. Since then, he tried to extend anti-Islam groups in UK. However, his efforts didn’t eventuated as it did in German.
“Bachmann is a multiply convicted racist, drug dealer and burglar who, like Tommy Robinson, has made his name as a prominent Islamophobe,” said a spokesperson for anti-racism activism group Hope Not Hate (HNH).
“Far from being denied a chance to air their views, as they often like to falsely claim, these extremists have abused freedom of speech and social media platforms to spread and push toxic views which, as Britain’s most senior anti-terror police officer has warned, are akin to how jihadi hate preachers like Anjem Choudary pushed their vile beliefs in the past,” he added.
“These extremists are two sides of the same coin and need each other – which we, the ordinary Britons, do not,” said the HNH spokesperson. “In the wake of the Government’s decision to refuse entry to Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone and Martin Sellner last week, we warned that Bachmann – with his extreme history – could also be turned away. It appears that today that is the case,” he continued.