What's the definition of a racist? A conservative winning an argument. What's the definition of someone of "such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence"? Ditto.
Jacqui Smith has banned American radio host Michael Savage from Britain, further evidence that the ideology of easily-offended liberalism, often known by that overused expression Political Correctness, is a danger to freedom.
Our joke of a Home Secretary called Savage "someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country."
He's been placed on a list along with almost a dozen Islamist nutjobs, including Yunis Al-Astal, the leader of the Islamist terrorist group Hamas, which has murdered hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis. There are also some old school white extremists linked to violent organisations, such as former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Stephen Donald and a couple of Russian skinhead leaders. Savage, a slightly more forthright version of Richard Littlejohn or Jon Gaunt, sits oddly at ease with this crowd.