Dear Mrs May,
We are writing to invite you to direct the exclusion of Daryesh Valizadeh, also known as Roosh Vorek, also known as Roosh V, from the UK on the basis that his entry to the UK is not conducive to the public good.
Roosh V is an American national who describes himself as a "pick up artist." His publications and speeches are strongly anti-woman. He has called for rape to be legalised in the following terms:
"“If rape becomes legal under my proposal, a girl will protect her body in the same manner that she protects her purse and smartphone. If rape becomes legal, a girl will not enter an impaired state of mind where she can’t resist being dragged off to a bedroom with a man who she is unsure of—she’ll scream, yell, or kick at his attempt while bystanders are still around. If rape becomes legal, she will never be unchaperoned with a man she doesn’t want to sleep with.”
On 6 February, he and his organisation (known as Return of Kings) will be holding a series of meetings for men who share their views across the world.
He has said that women attempting to come along (and presumably those unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity for other purposes) will be filmed with footage sent to his worldwide “anti-feminist” network who will then “exact furious retribution”.
The event FAQ asks: What if crazy feminists show up?
The answer: “Record them with your camera, upload the footage to Dropbox, and then send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org afterwards so we can tear them up.”
It is evident from the above that they are a violent threat.
Valizadeh and his organisation represent a clear and deliberate threat to women.
Please direct his exclusion under paragraph 320(6) and 320(19) of the Immigration Rules.
Feminism in London
Julian Norman & Lisa-Marie Taylor, Feminism in London
Helen Taylor, Suffolk Feminist Society
Kathy Sloan, National Organisation for Women USA
Claire Moore, Certain Curtain Theatre Company
Scarlet Stubbs, Radical Feminists Worldwide
Amanda Lundstedt, Young Feminists London
Sally Jackson, Standing Together
Gurpreet Virdee, Women and Girls Network
Gudrun Getz, Walthamstow Women: Taking Back The Streets
Annette Lawson, The Judith Trust
Gemma Aitchison, Yes Matters
Jill Saward, JURIES
Nottingham Feminist Action Network
Pateh Baldeh, WeAid
Janie Davies, journalist
Claire L Heuchan
Tiranjot Kaur Khehra
Sarah de Lagarde
Rebecca Mae Lam
Lisa J Whelan
Hanna Naima McCloskey
Laura Catherine Dodsworth