Vlaams Belang stands up for Wilders
Flemish independence and anti-immigration party Vlaams Belang stood up for Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Thursday.
17 January 2008
BRUSSELS – Flemish independence and anti-immigration party Vlaams Belang stood up for Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Thursday, condemning the "threat" addressed to the Netherlands by the grand mufti of Syria last Tuesday.
The grand mufti told news agency ANP after his speech in the plenary assembly of the European Parliament on Tuesday that if Wilders' film project on the Koran leads to violence and bloodshed, then Geert Wilders himself is responsible for those consequences.
The grand mufti called on the Dutch public to stop Wilders before he airs his film.
The Vlaams Belang condemned these "threats addressed to Europeans who exercise their freedom of expression." The grand mufti should rescind his comments, the party says.
If he does not, he should never be allowed in the European Parliament again, says the Vlaams Belang.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]
Subject: Dutch news, Belgian news