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03/07/01
Farrakhan Can Come to Britain
- Judge overturns ban on Nation of Islam leader

AMERICAN Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan will be allowed into Britain this autumn, after today's court ruling that overturned a previous ban by former Home Secretary Jack Straw.

The ban remains, however, until Judge Turner has made public his reasons for the new ruling in October.

Straw refused entry to Farrakhan last year on the grounds of the Nation of Islam leader's anti-Semitism, reiterating a previous ban that had been in place since 1986. This time round, Farrakhan's lawyers said their man had "moved on" from previous views and stressed the spiritual and religious side to his teachings.

"Now the citizens of UK will have a chance in the near future to see, hear and judge the honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan for themselves," said Hilary Muhammad, spokesperson for the Nation of Islam in Britain.




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