List of people banned from entering the United Kingdom

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The Home Office, a United Kingdom government department, has, from August 2005 to 31 March 2009, excluded 101 individuals from the UK for having "engaged in unacceptable behaviour". Of those, 22 were excluded by then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith between 28 October 2008 and 31 March 2009. On 5 May 2009 Smith publicly "named and shamed" 16 of those individuals.[1] In addition to the sixteen, other people are or have been banned from the United Kingdom.

The individuals are not necessarily banned from the British overseas territories, which have their own immigration regulations.

Smith's successor as Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, ended the policy of naming people who are banned from entering Britain. Michael Savage was the focus of most media attention, as he threatened to sue Smith for libel, alleging that he, one of two Jews listed alongside the American-born Israeli Mike Guzovsky, had been banned from entering the UK "to counter-balance all the Arabs named on her list".[2]

Home Office list[edit]

The following 16 names were published:

Nationality Individual Official Reason for Ban
 Saudi Arabia /  Yemen Abdullah Qadri Al Ahdal "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs and fostering hatred that might lead to inter-community violence".[1]
 Palestinian National Authority Yunis Al Astal "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs and to provoke others to terrorist acts".[1]
 United States Stephen Donald Black "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by promoting serious criminal activity and fostering hatred, which might lead to inter-community violence in the United Kingdom".[1]
 Egypt Wadgy Abd El Hamied Mohamed Ghoneim "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glory terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs and to provoke others to commit terrorist acts".[1]
 United States Erich Gliebe "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by justifying terrorist violence, provoking others to commit serious crime and fostering racial hatred".[1]
 United States /  Israel Mike Guzovsky "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs and to provoke others to terrorist acts".[1]
 Egypt Safwat Hijazi "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by glorifying terrorist violence".[1]
 Pakistan Nasr Javed "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs".[1]
 Lebanon Samir Kuntar "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs and to provoke others to terrorist acts".[1]
 United States Abdul Alim Musa "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fomenting and glorifying terrorist violence in furtherance of his particular beliefs and seeking to provoke others to terrorist acts".[1]
 United States Shirley Phelps-Roper "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the United Kingdom".[1]
 Russia Artur Ryno "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fomenting serious criminal activity and seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts".[1]
 Pakistan Amir Siddique "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fomenting terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs".[1]
 Russia Pavel Skachevsky "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fomenting serious criminal activity and seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts".[1]
 United States Michael Savage "Considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence".[1]

Other notable individuals banned or refused entry[edit]

The following individuals have at some point been temporarily or permanently refused entry into the United Kingdom. Of these individuals, some may be among the censored section of the Home Office list; CNSNews.com identifies Ibrahim Mousawi, listed below, as being "evidently one of the six" banned from entering the UK whose names were withheld by the Home Office.[3]

Nationality Individual Source(s)
 Iran Gholam Reza Aghazadeh[nb 1] [4]
 Jamaica Siccatune Alcock
(aka Jah Cure)
[5][6]
 Uzbekistan Zakirjon Almatov[nb 1] [7]
 Iraq Mohammed Al Deeni [8]
 Egypt /  Qatar Yusuf al-Qaradawi [9]
 Syria Omar Bakri [10]
 Belize Moshe Levi Ben-David
(aka Shyne)
[11]
 Kazakhstan Karipbek Kuyukov [12]
 Canada Todd Bentley [13]
 Saudi Arabia Omar bin Laden [14]
 United States Chris Brown [15]
 Zimbabwe Peter Chingoka[nb 1] [16]
 United States Louis Farrakhan [9][17]
 Israel Moshe Feiglin [18]
 United States Don Francisco [19]
 United States Pamela Geller [20]
 Zimbabwe Gideon Gono[nb 1] [21]
 Dominican Republic Joan Guzmán [17]
 Iran Mohammad Ali Jafari[nb 1] [4]
 United States Terry Jones [22][23]
 Turkey Remzi Kartal[nb 1] [24][unreliable source?]
 Zimbabwe Thomas Mapfumo [25]
 France Dieudonné M'bala M'bala [26]
 Lebanon Ibrahim Mousawi [27]
 Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe[nb 1] [28]
 Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe[nb 1][nb 2] [28][29]
 India Zakir Naik [30]
 Kenya Abo Obama
(aka Samson Obama)
[31]
 United States Terrance Quaites
(aka TQ)
[32]
 Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra[nb 3] [33]
 United States Trevor Smith
(aka Busta Rhymes)
[34]
 United States Edward Snowden [35]
 United States Robert Spencer [20]
 United States Martha Stewart [36][37]
 United States Jerry Vlasak [38]
 United States Gary Yourofsky [39]
 United States Mike Tyson [40]
 United States Duane "Dog" Chapman [41]

Individuals previously banned or refused entry[edit]

These individuals have at some point been banned from entering the United Kingdom, or at least temporarily refused entry; these individuals are either deceased or have eventually been allowed entry.

Nationality Individual Source(s)
 Serbia and Montenegro /  Montenegro Momir Bulatović[nb 1][nb 4] [42]
 United States Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.
(aka Snoop Dogg)
[43]
 United States L. Ron Hubbard (deceased) [44]
 Israel /  United States Meir Kahane [45]
 Belarus Alexander Lukashenko[nb 1][nb 2] [46][47]
 Serbia and Montenegro /  Serbia Mirjana Marković[nb 1] [42][48]
 Serbia and Montenegro /  Serbia Slobodan Milošević[nb 1][nb 4] (deceased) [42]
 South Korea Sun Myung Moon (deceased) [17]
 Israel Menachem Begin (later allowed entry, deceased) [49]
 Chile Pablo Neruda (deceased) [17]
 Australia Philip Nitschke [50]
 India Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (aka Osho; deceased) [17]
 United States George Raft (deceased)
 Soviet Union Dmitri Shostakovich (deceased) [17]
 Germany Albert Speer (deceased) [51]
 Netherlands Geert Wilders [52][53]
 United States Fred Phelps (deceased) [54]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l This individual is or was also banned from entering any other country within the European Union
  2. ^ a b This individual is currently serving as head of state of his or her respective country
  3. ^ This individual was previously head of government of his or her respective country
  4. ^ a b This individual was previously head of state of his or her respective country

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