Two blows to freedom today: Geller, Spencer banned; Karensky found guilty

Kathy here, blogging for a very busy Arnie…

Bad news on two fronts: The UK and France.

First, the Home Office has banned Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering England to help commemorate the murder of Lee Rigby.

Spencer posts a photocopy of the letter, adding, “The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead.”

JDL-UK is not amused.

Geller writes:

I have never been convicted of any crime. I have never been arrested. I became a writer and activist in the wake of 911. For this I am banned. I shed no tears. I am banned from Mecca, too.

Also today, tireless al-Dura hoax exposer Philippe Karsenty has been found guilty of defamation (!), merely for revealing the truth behind that infamous Paliwood blood libel scam:

Karsenty was convicted of libel in 2006, a judgment that was overturned on appeal in 2008. France 2 subsequently appealed that appeal at the “Cour de cassation,” France’s highest court. Last year, the Cour de cassation annulled the ruling acquitting Karsenty of libel in 2008.

Over the past decade Karsenty has amassed hours of video about the day of the shooting. At the heart of his claim is the fact that, according to the reporting by France 2, father and son received a total of 15 high-velocity bullets but in the video, neither appears to be bleeding. He says the firefight is real, but the shooting of the man and boy was staged for the camera.

“I am serene because I know the truth will come out,” Karsenty said. “Despite 15 bullets not one drop of blood was on their clothes, their bodies, the wall they were leaning against.”