Will “dangerous hate preacher” Donald Trump be banned from the UK? This petition is close to making that happen

Sign the petition to show the racist businessman he is not welcome

A petition to ban racist* Republican candidate Donald Trump from the UK has attracted nearly 100,000 signatures at the time of writing (11.30am).

It has been reported almost four people every SECOND are signing it.

The petition comes after Trump made the laughable assertion that parts of London were “so radicalised the police are afraid for their lives”.

This slur on the UK was followed by a call for Muslims to be banned from moving to the US.

The petition, which launched only yesterday, said: “The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. The same principles should apply to everyone who wishes to enter the UK.

“If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behaviour’ criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.”

SIGN IT HERE: Block Donald J Trump from UK entry

Once the petition reaches 100,000 signatures it will be considered for debate in parliament.

If Trump is banned, it will (hopefully) affect his business interests in the UK which include Scottish hotels and golf courses – a boycott of which is already underway.

Meanwhile, Robert Gordon University said it was “considering” revoking Trump’s honorary degree.

What did people have to say about Trump’s comments?

Hillary Clinton said: “This is reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive.”

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said: “Donald Trump is unhinged … his ‘policy’ proposals are not serious.”

David Cameron said the comments were “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong”.

Shadow home office minister Jack Dromey said: “I do not believe that a man who stirs up religious and racial hatred at a time when our country is under threat of terrorist attack should be allowed within 1,000 miles of our shores”

*Normally cautious of taking political sides, it’s rare we’d use the word “racist” as a description here at London Loves Business. But when that word is accurate, it’s our journalistic duty to say it like it is.

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Readers' comments (6)

  • Interesting all the pc lefties send out a howl of outrage, whilst those phoning in to the local radio station mostly supported him. Because we have walked blindly into multi-culturalism, we ignore the effects on Europe of mass Muslim migration with high birth-rates, many bringing with them the intoerance and mediaeval practices of fundamental Islam. Why are n't feminists up in arms about the subjugation of women? Too pc?

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  • Anonymous

    What a load of uneducated bull from the petitioners and the writer of the article!

    First the articles implies that its for racist reasons. Just in case the author of the article doesn't get it, Islam has nothing to do with race, Muslims come from about every race and walk of life - nothing racist in what Trump has said.

    Being a Muslim is a choice, and given the recent BBC survey that showed
    '20 per cent of them (UK Muslims) believe Western liberal society can never be compatible with Islam? That 11 per cent feel that organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohammed deserve to be attacked?'

    More evidence - Twin Towers, Paris (Je suis Charlie), Paris 2015 and San Bernardino etc., etc., - all may have been prevented with proper immigration control.

    So unfortunately the facts backs up Trump's point!.

    Banning all Muslims is going too far - but certainly a more detailed look at those coming in especially with origins and stays in known radical areas such as Saudi is essential!

    Before you sign the petition think of the above, and whether you are part of the problem or part of the solution. The biggest change required is in Muslim thinking and tolerance.

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  • Threatening communications

    It is a criminal offence to communicate material to another person if it contains:

    threats of serious harm; or
    threats made with the intent of stirring up hatred on religious grounds.
    If someone stirs up hatred of a particular racial group or religion, for example, by publishing or distributing insulting information, they may be prosecuted for racial or religious hatred. Information can include printed material such as leaflets or magazines. It can also include content on websites, emails and internet chat rooms. You can report internet content which stirs up racial hatred to the Internet Watch Foundation at: www.iwf.org.uk. You can make a report without giving your name.

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  • In the United States the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof".

    In a 1979 consultation on the issue, the United States Commission on Civil Rights[1] defined religious discrimination in relation to the civil rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Whereas religious civil liberties, such as the right to hold or not to hold a religious belief, are essential for Freedom of Religion (in the United States secured by the First Amendment), religious discrimination occurs when someone is denied "the equal protection of the laws, equality of status under the law, equal treatment in the administration of justice, and equality of opportunity and access to employment, education, housing, public services and facilities, and public accommodation because of their exercise of their right to religious freedom."

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  • Anonymous

    @Simon, You have to be careful, for example if a religion or a belief system is likely to cause harm to others then that must limit the rights of that belief or religion.

    Is it right that a belief/ religion that can be interpreted as condoning the killing of Jews, or the murder of non-believers should be allowed free access to the US? Of course not.

    Islam is not one belief system but one that ranges from good and beautiful to absolute evil and in that lies the problem for Muslims and only they can resolve.

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  • Anonymous

    @Simon Should add, try reading the Koran - If that isn't a document with threatening communications then I don't know what is!

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