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Egypt summons Dutch ambassador over MP's anti-Islamic statements

The Egyptian foreign ministry airs its misgivings about the impending publication of a book promising to 'examine the true nature of Islam' by controversial MP Geert Wilders

Hatem Maher, Wednesday 14 Dec 2011
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Dutch MP Geert Wilders (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s foreign ministry Wednesday summoned Dutch Ambassador Susan Blankhart to protest against what it perceives to be a defamation of Islam by parliament member Geert Wilders.

According to Dutch reports, Wilders is set to release a book in April next year to “examine the true nature of Islam.”

The right-wing politician is no stranger to controversy, having released numerous statements that were deemed defamatory to Islam by the Arab and Muslim world.

His statements include accusing Islam of being violent by nature and saying that the Quran should be banned.

According to Egyptian diplomatic sources, the foreign ministry insisted it could not tolerate “such unacceptable acts that could affect the spirit of cooperation, which should prevail between countries.”

In June, a Dutch court cleared Wilders of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

Egyptian authorities have recently banned him from entering the country during a visit of a European Parliament delegation.

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Democracia
18-05-2014 09:31pm
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Ridiculous.....
If everytime Christians or Jews or whatsoever are getting insulted by politicians or religious leaders of Muslim origin, the foreign Ministers of those countries would make such a show, they would have to do a lot.... Ridiculous! Come on, take it easy!
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Tim Bus
15-12-2011 07:18pm
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Publish and be Damned
"...the foreign ministry insisted it could not tolerate..." So WHAT is it going to do? Threaten the publisher, like the Saudis successfully did? It goes without saying, that Wilders' book will be banned throughout the proto-caliphate of the OIC, except for small quantities bought by respective governments, for 'spontaneous' combustions. The answer is not to try to ban someone else's book, particularly in a western country which is not a dictatorship or theocracy, but to publish a better book of your own. 1.5 superior human beings should be able to do so.
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zakki
15-12-2011 10:47am
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Geert Wilders has right...
Geert Wilders has right...
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