Geert Wilders, Dutch anti-Islam politician, has published on YouTube video of blasphemous drawing depicting Prophet Muhammad on a national television in the Netherlands that is expected to add more fuel to the global Islamophobic fire.
In the nearly three minute video aired on Wednesday, Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders claimed that his act, which comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was his expression of freedom of speech.
“Islam and terrorists do not want us to expose these cartoons,” Wilder says at the beginning of the video. "But terror and violence are not allowed to win of freedom of speech. That’s why we have to do what terrorists try to impede us from doing,” he added.
The video was shown on Dutch National TV during programming reserved for political parties in Netherlands.
The depiction of Prophet Muhammad is highly offensive to the world's nearly 1.6 billion Muslims, who are currently experiencing the most spiritual season of the year, the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Netherlands Foreign Ministry had earlier warned its foreign missions in Muslim countries against possible reactions after the TV broadcast.
In May, the Dutch politician, famous for his anti-Islam pronouncements, sent a letter to the Dutch parliament requesting that a blasphemous exhibition of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad be shown in the Dutch parliament.
Two suspects were shot dead on May 3 in the U.S. state of Texas after they opened fire outside a conference at which the cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad were exhibited. The blasphemous conference was sponsored by pro-Israeli American organization. Both gunmen were shot dead by police outside the Curtis Culwell Center, where the exhibition was held.. Tags: #Anti-Islam #Islamophobia #
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