Thursday, 20 March 2008

Dutch PM is a coward says MP Geert Wilders.

The controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders, (who is to release a film later this month reportedly attacking the Koran) has called his Prime Minister a coward who has sided with the Taliban. His comments were made after praising the Danish PM for his stance on freedom of expression. Wilders said:

"I wish we had such a prime minister in Holland. "Unfortunately we have a coward who will not stand fast on the constitution's words about freedom of expression, but instead has sided with the Taliban."
It's not surprising that the Danish PM, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is trying his best to disassociate himself and his country from Geert Wilders:

"I dissociate myself completely from Geert Wilders' points of view, and I must clearly reject Mr Wilders' attempt at associating his views to those of the Danish government. "The Danish government respects all religions. Wilders generalises and demonises groups because of their religious or ethnic background."
Wilder's film has the Dutch government bracing itself for violent protests. If they have any sense at all, they will go all out to stop this film being broadcast. Before anyone jumps down my throat and cries "freedom of speech!", Wilders has apparently threatened to show images of the Koran being torn up. I'm sorry but if someone from another religion was to tear up a Bible on TV whilst slagging off Christianity, I'd be more than a little angry.

4 comments:

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

I think this guy has lost the plot.

Daily Referendum said...

Just a bit James.

There will be trouble.

Anonymous said...

I can understand people getting angry when they see images of something they hold deer being torn up, burnt or insulted. However no non-physical action warrents a physical reaction; in short, you might not like something but that doesn't give you the right to ban it, go on a riot or intimidate. In the end, if you don't like it, don't watch it.

Daily Referendum said...

Anon,

Agreed, but does Wilders need to rip up the Koran to make his point. Is he intentionally inciting a negative reaction?