Dutch politician Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Islam sentiments, vowed to show cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) on television during time reserved for political parties, after the Dutch parliament turned down his demand for an exhibition of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (Pease Be Upon Him) be shown in Dutch parliament.
"I will soon show some of the cartoons on national television during the broadcast slot allowed to my political party," Anti-Islam politician Wilders said, Daily Sabah reported.
Wilders, an ultranationalist Dutch politician and the founder and leader of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV), is widely known for his anti-Islam and anti-immigrant stance. He gave an anti-Islam speech at a Texas event shortly before an attack.
The Texas event, called the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest, was sponsored by the New York-based anti-Muslim and pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative group took place in Garland, Texas earlier in May. Two gunmen opened fire near the venue and wounded a security guard before they were shot and killed by police. In the past, he triggered protests in the Muslim world for a short film he broadcast online that juxtaposed verses from the Quran with videos of violence and terrorism.
Satan minded Wilders, is the producer and promoter of anti-Islam film "Fitna" which displays images from 9/11 and the 2004 Madrid attack with Qur'anic verses. The film was condemned globally and found provocative.
In 2013, he altered the Sauda Arabian flag using the Arabic alphabet in a slur campaign against Islam and subsequently offered to distribute it as a free sticker was condemned by the Dutch government and opposition parties.
Representatives of Muslim communities in the Netherlands told Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) that Geert Wilders's call for a cartoon exhibition depicting Prophet Muhammad is a "provocation." Ejder Kose, a lawyer and deputy chairman of the Center for Public Debate, told AA that Wilders's initiative could be considered a serious hate crime and that it "will be important to define the limits of freedom of expression."
Anti-Islam caricatures and events that are allegedly being held in the name of the freedom of speech and free society are considered as a way to insult the Muslim community. Muslims believe the depiction of provocative cartoons of Muhammad (Pease Be Upon Him) is blasphemous.
The frequency and notoriety of hate crimes and violent attacks on Muslims has increased globally during the past decade. Intolerance, hatred and discrimination of religious and ethnic minorities show that these problems have yet to be dealt with seriously.. Tags: #Anti-Islam #Islamophobia #Bigotry #Hate-speech #
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