Pamela Geller: UK PM Tells ‘Friends of Israel’ Event I Was Banned Over ‘Islamophobia’ But Govt Docs Say Different

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At last, the whole truth has come to light. Speaking on Monday at a Conservative Friends of Israel event attended by over 800 people and over 200 Parliamentarians, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she had banned me from entering the UK because “Islamophobia” is just as harmful as anti-Semitism. This is an extraordinary statement for May to make, when we know that according to documents released under Britain’s duty of candor, a good part of the reason why I was banned was because of my support for Israel. An unnamed Foreign and Commonwealth Office official wrote in a May 7, 2013 letter: “We do have concerns with some of the reasoning in the sub,” that is, the “subject profiles” that had been prepared on my colleague Robert Spencer, who was also banned, and me, “particularly citing pro-Israeli views.” The official explained that “pro-Israeli views (and also support for waterboarding) apply to a large number of Americans, including former presidents. “If, for instance, Geller and Spencer were to request details of their exclusion under FOI/DPA or other mechanism, that being pro-Israeli is cited as a reason may be problematic and they could argue publically [sic] that their exclusion is