Clerics Supporting Terror Will Now Be Prevented from Entering Country

July 15, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

On July 15, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Islamic extremists barred by the United States and other countries will be prevented from entering Britain under new anti-terrorist measures outlined to the Cabinet yesterday. Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has instigated an immediate review of his powers to exclude and deport people likely to incite terrorism. The new powers are particularly aimed at Islamic clerics who have encouraged disaffected young British Muslims to become radicalised and potential suicide bombers... In future anyone attempting to enter Britain who has been previously excluded from America or the European Union will have his or her case immediately referred to the Home Secretary for a decision. Downing Street made clear that exclusion would be automatic if it were considered that admission 'would not be conductive to the public good.'"