One in three think cabinet is lying

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Survey of 1,200 people showed that one in three Dutch think that cabinet was lying about Fitna.

3 April 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - A survey of 1,200 people indicates that one in three Dutch people think the cabinet has lied about right-wing MP Geert Wilders' anti-Qur'an film Fitna.

Ministers say Wilders held talks with them about his film at the end of 2007 and told them he was planning to tear pages out of the Qur'an during the film. Wilders denied this in parliament on Tuesday.

While one in three of those questioned in the survey said they believed Wilders, one in four said they did not know who to believe.

The cabinet says Wilders’ statements were recorded in minutes of his meetings with ministers, but he maintains he never talked about the content of the film.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica / ANP]

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