(Source: Change.org) For 30 years, the HONOURABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN has been excluded from entering the United Kingdom on grounds that have never been fully justified.
As the National Representative of the Nation of Islam, The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan has beenÂ a lifelong campaigner against war, poverty and discrimination.Â We believe thatÂ freedom of speech ought to prevailÂ in the UKÂ and that it is time for Minister Farrakhanâ€™s unique voice to be heard in this country.
Minister Farrakhan has been banned from the UK since 16 January 1986 on theÂ vaguely defined groundsÂ that â€œhis presence would not be conducive to the public good.â€
In response to an appeal by Minister Farrakhanâ€™s European representative, Hilary Muhammad, Justice Turner judged on 1 October 2001 that the Secretary of State was required to demonstrate objective justification for excluding Mr Farrakhan from this country.Â Objective justification was not found.
However, the judgment was nonetheless overturned by then Home Office Minister, David Blunkett. The grounds again offered only non-specific reasoning.
Now 82 years of age, Minister Farrakhan maintains a grueling work schedule.Â He has travelled the world spreading a message of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility. His Million Man March inspired nearly 2 million men to convene in Washington, D.C. His work has promoted the right to an education for all, while opposing war and injustice.
We appeal to you to allow freedom of speech to prevail, so that his voice may be heard in the UK.Â #freespeechforALL2015 #FRKN2015