British MP acts against Jibril Rajoub
following PMW report
MP Joan Ryan requests
that the UK prohibit Rajoub's entry into Britain
British Member of Parliament Joan Ryan (Labour) requested that the British Secretary of State Amber Rudd prohibit the entry of Palestinian Authority and Fatah leader Jibril Rajoub into Britain. MP Ryan’s appeal is a result of Palestinian Media Watch’s report “The Jibril Rajoub File” published, which documents Rajoub’s public glorification of terror and incitement to murder Israelis during the recent terror wave.
In her letter to the British Home Department, MP Joan Ryan wrote:
“The Home Secretary has the power to deny entry to Britain to any non-UK national who seeks to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence or seeks to provoke others to terrorist acts... I wish to draw your attention to the statements of Jibril Rajoub, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee and head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee... I attach a dossier of information compiled by Palestinian Media Watch about Jibril Rajoub. As you will see, he has a long and consistent history of making statements which seek to incite terrorism and glorify its perpetrators. I believe that a statement from your department making clear that Jibril Rajoub will be prohibited from entering the UK will send an unequivocal message that Britain does not and will not tolerate the promotion of terrorism.”
[Letter from MP Joan Ryan
to Secretary of State for the Home Department Amber Rudd, Sept. 6, 2016]
(A copy of MP Ryan’s letter follows below.)
In 2005, the British Home Office recognized glorification of terror as one among several “unacceptable behaviours.” The Home Secretary is empowered to bar an individual engaging in one or more of these “unacceptable behaviours” from entry to British soil:
“The power to deny a person the ability to enter the UK is an important tool... Individuals can be excluded... under the unacceptable behaviours or extremism exclusion policy."
"The list of unacceptable behaviours... covers any non-UK national in the UK or abroad who uses any means ... to express views which: foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs; seek to provoke others to terrorist acts...”
The following is British MP Joan Ryan's letter to the Home Department: