Michael Savage, the San Francisco-based shock jock was, well, shocked to learn this week that the British government renewed its ban to keep the notorious conservative radio host from entering the United Kingdom.
Savage, 69, the bombastic, right-wing radio presenter was barred from Britain in 2009 when the then-Labour government decided his "too extreme" views posed a security threat to the country. Government officials have refused to let him into the country until he takes back some of his scathing comments, according to The Daily Mail, a British newspaper.
But the Labour leadership never really specified which comments it found to be so dangerous. It only said that his views on Islam, rape, and autism fostered hatred that is right up there with Nazis and terrorists. And of course, the renewed effort to shut Savage up has only fueled the angry man's fire.
"Why does the Cameron government protect Muslim terrorists and
Muslim hate-preachers who espouse the overthrow of the British
government, democracy itself, while banning Michael Savage from entering
the land of their better forefathers?" Savage says
Perhaps the British government giving Savage too much credit. The right-wing radio host joins a list of 16 other egregious chaps -- including murders -- who are barred from coming to Britain, including KKK members, Hamas terrorist leader Yunis Al-Astal, and neo-Nazi Erich
Savage pointed out that he is no terrorist or murder. Yet the British government wrote to Savage's attorney, saying that he will remain on the list until he takes back his incendiary remarks.
"Your client has not provided any
evidence to show that he did not commit the unacceptable behaviour [that
prompted the] decision to exclude him, nor has your client provided any
acceptable evidence to show his repudiation of those unacceptable
behaviours," Michael Atkins wrote on behalf of the U.K government