NEW YORK (CNN) — American radio talk show host Michael Savage wants an apology from Britain’s home secretary and wants his name removed from a list of people banned from entering the United Kingdom, he told CNN’s “American Morning.”
“I’ve heard from British attorneys who are salivating to set the record straight and win quite a large settlement should she not remove my name from the list,” Savage said in an interview broadcast Thursday.
He was referring to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, whose office recently excluded 22 people, including Savage, from entering the country because the government feels they have been “stirring up hatred.”
Savage — who is on the list under his real name, Michael Alan Weiner — is cited by the British government for “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence.”
He has made controversial statements against homosexuality, illegal immigrants from Mexico, and Islam. Savage said “borders, language, and culture is the real message of the Savage Nation,” his radio talk show.