Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician known for his short-film criticizing the Quran, was denied entry into Britain, Thursday.
The controversial Dutch parliament member was invited by a member of the British House of Lords to show his 15-minute film, which calls the Quran as a "fascist book."
He received a letter from the British Embassy on Tuesday, saying he would not be allowed into Britain.
Wilders flew into London to purposely test the home secretary's ban on his entering the country.
The film, "Fitna," linked Quran verses with footage of terrorist attacks, which created a wave of violent protests around the Muslim world last year.
Wilders also faces charges in the Netherlands for "hate speech" as he compared the Quran to Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
He told the London Times that the British government was "the biggest bunch of cowards in Europe."