Monday, September 28, 2020

Geert Wilders declaration against Pakistani cleric after death threat


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Khadim Hussain Rizvi is the leader of the radical Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) and was one of the driving forces behind the protests in Pakistan last year against Geert Wilders‘ plan to organize a cartoon contest about the Prophet Mohammed. “Once our government arrives, we will behead you,” is the tweet sent on October 24. Below it was a video of Rizvi.

In a translation of the video that is included in the official report, the phrase “the pig from the Netherlands who is the insult of the prophet” is mentioned. Wilders says he feels ‘seriously threatened’ by the recording.

Geert Wilders also reported Rizvi last year, because he allegedly issued a so-called ‘fatwa’ against him. The declaration was included in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The account has since been suspended by Twitter.

Following the plans for a cartoon competition, concerns were raised last year about the safety of the Dutch in Pakistan. Wilders eventually canceled the game for this reason.

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Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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