Czech Muslim organization Libertas Independent Agency is planning to invite Dutch MP Geert Wilders to show his short anti-Islam film Fitna and discuss its message with members, news agency ANP reports. Originally, Senator Jiri Oberfalzer had invited Wilders to show his film and deliver an address in the Senate on November 30, but the invitation was canceled after criticism from other senators and politicians. Libertas spokesman Lukas Lhotan says an open discussion is the best way to tackle anti-Islam sentiment. ‘We have seen what happens when prejudices are ignored, as anti-Semitism was ignored in the 20th century,’ he told ANP.
What Unites And What Divides Us? Senior diplomats and experts on Islam from the United States, Iraq, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic met to discuss that topic at a conference in Prague. Here is a selection of quotes from some of those who took part.