After massive protests by Islamists, Dutch lawmaker cancels cartoon contest on Prophet Muhammad
Wilders known for his anti-Islamic rhetoric, stirred a huge controversy by announcing to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad.
He had stirred a huge controversy by announcing to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad.
The planned contest had sparked angry protests in Pakistan because the physical depiction of Prophet Muhammad is forbidden in Islam.
Protesters in Pakistan took to streets, shouting slogans against Wilders who had planned to hold the blasphemous contest in November this year.
A Dutch lawmaker, Wilders is known for his anti-Islamic rhetoric. He has lived under round-the-clock protection for years because of death threats by outraged Islamic groups.
After angry demonstrations against the contest, Wilders withdrew his plans and said that he does not want others endangered by it.
Wilders planned to organise a contest which required making comic strips of the Prophet Muhammad.
As per Dawn News, the contest was to have been held at the tightly guarded offices of his Party for Freedom in the Dutch parliament building.
Information Minister of Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhary, called the cancellation of the contest, a victory of the nation.
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