Dutch politician says threats were “running out of control”
Paul Joseph Watson
August 30, 2018
Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders has canceled a planned ‘draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in the Netherlands after Islamic terrorists threatened to attack the event.
The announcement follows a threat by a Pakistani Muslim who posted a video to Facebook vowing to assassinate Wilders before he was arrested.
“The threats resulting from the cartoon contest are running out of control,” Wilders said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Now other people are in danger because of extremist Muslims who see not only me but the Netherlands as a target.”
“If innocent people are murdered then they and no one else are responsible. To avoid the risk of victims from Islamic violence, I have decided to cancel the cartoon competition,” he added.
Wilders made the decision to cancel the event after an Islamist posted a video to Facebook announcing he was in the Hague and ready to kill the Dutch politician.
“I’m in the Netherlands,” the man says, according to the translation. “I’m about five minutes from Parliament where the exhibition is. Only he [Wilders] is my target. If Allah wills it, I will be successful.”
The man said he was going to murder Wilders because, “they make jokes about our prophet.”
Dutch counterterrorism officials notified Wilders of the plot and that the individual had been arrested.
In addition, a Pakistani cricket player placed a bounty of 20,000 euros on WIlders’ head, labeling him a “blasphemer”.
Pakistani cricketer Khalid Latif, who was banned from cricket for 5 years for his role in the spot-fixing during Pakistan Super League 2017, places Rs. 3 million bounty on the head of the blasphemer Dutch MP Geert Wilders pic.twitter.com/p3zpqnxHhs
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