Dutch Politician Posts Anti-Islam Sticker

December 20, 2013

 

Dutch politician Geert Wilders has recently generated public controversy after posting a sticker on the door of his parliamentary office resembling a Saudi Arabian flag and reading “Islam is a lie, Mohammed is a criminal, the Koran is poison.”

The government condemned the sticker, with deputy prime minister Lodewijk Asscher calling it ‘disgusting’ and aimed only at hurting people. Foreign minister Frans Timmermans stated that, “Insulting their religion is not the way to combat extremism but plays into extremists’ hands… the Dutch government is distancing itself from this.”

Lobby group Landelijk Beraad Marokkanen, led by former GroenLinks MP Mohammed Rabbae also issued a complaint against the sticker.

Following the attention to the sticker, Wilders established an email account to field comments, islamsticker@gmail.com. He later claimed that Gmail had blocked the account.

 

Dutch News (1): http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/12/government_condemns_wilders_an.php

Dutch News (2): http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/12/gmail_blocks_wilders_anti-isla.php