Last Friday, Dutch MP Geert Wilders cancelled his ‘Draw the Prophet Mohammad’ cartoon contest after over 10,000 supporters of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan party demanded the Pakistani government expel the Dutch Ambassador, and to end all diplomatic ties with the Netherlands.
The contest was due to be held in November, however, Mr Wilders made a statement, saying “To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided to not let the cartoon contest go ahead.” A 26-year-old Pakistani Islamic Extremist was also arrested last week in The Hague after releasing a video calling for the murder of Mr Wilders.
This is everyday Islam.
Far-right Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders says he has cancelled a planned Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest following death threats, safety concerns and fear of violence.
Wilders said he made the decision ‘to avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence’ and noted that his point ‘about the intolerant nature of Islam has been proved again by this,’ in a written statement on Thursday.
An estimated 10,000 Pakistanis have protested in Lahore over a Dutch politician’s plans to hold a cartoon competition featuring caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, with more mass protests expected in the coming days.
The protests on August 29 were organized by Tehreek-i-Labaik, an Islamist party that won an unexpectedly large number of votes in last month’s general election, with some candidates campaigning on promises of punishment for crimes of blasphemy.
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders says he has cancelled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest following death threats and concerns that other people could be put at risk.
In a written statement on Thursday Wilders said “to avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead”.
Wilders, who has for years lived under round-the-clock protection because of death threats sparked by his fierce anti-Islam rhetoric, said he does not want others endangered by the contest he planned for November.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): An anti-Islam cartoon exhibition in the Netherlands has sparked fresh controversy across Europe, drawing ire from Muslims and religious rights activists.
Notorious far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders plans to hold a cartoon contest blaspheming Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon Him) in November in his right-wing Freedom Party’s heavily guarded offices at the Dutch parliament.
Pakistan has already expressed anger at the event, with authorities there lodging a diplomatic protest against the plan, denouncing it as an attempt to defame Islam and Muslims.
According to Geert Wilders, the chairman of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), the recent cultural, ideological and security developments in Europe are “catastrophic”.
Robinson was transferred this week to a prison with a large Muslim population and his safety could be in danger. Wilders Urged the Prime Minister to contact his UK colleague Theresa May to guarantee Robinson’s safety.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday.
The party said the plan to hold the competition in the party’s secure offices in Dutch Parliament had been approved by the Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV.
Cartoons depicting Mohammad have provoked violent responses in the past.
OK here’s my entry, a little rough perhaps.
The people are rising up. Can the elites put the genie back in the bottle?
Geert Wilders spoke at a massive rally for Tommy Robinson on Saturday. 20,000 people came out to call for Tommy’s release, and Wilders took the opportunity to put the political elites of Britain and continental Europe on notice.
“Our governments,” Wilders declared, “sold us out with mass immigration. With Islamization. With open borders. We are almost foreigners in our own lands. And if we complain about it, they call us racists and Islamophobes. But I say, no more! And what do you say? No more! And that’s right: enough is enough. We will not be gagged anymore. No more tyranny.”
Thousands of protesters gathered in London today and demanded the release of activist Tommy Robinson. One of the event’s main speakers was the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders.
Massive crowds turned out in London on Saturday to rally for free speech and hear Dutch firebrand Geert Wilders demand the release of Tommy Robinson from prison.
“It’s so good to see so many of you here today, you are all heroes for being here today,” said the Freedom Party leader, an outspoken critic of radical Islam who rose to second place in the Dutch national elections last year.
Wilders, who is the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, earlier made a statement for the release of Tommy Robinson in front of the British embassy in The Hague. Now he announced he will come to London next week.