Dutch lawmaker gets death threat over Koran film

February 27th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by admin  

Brussels, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Al Qaeda terrorist network has issued an order to kill a Dutch lawmaker who plans to release an anti-Koran film in March, Dutch paper De Telegraaf reported Wednesday. In a recent message on a protected website alekhlaas.net, which has links with Al Qaeda, the terror group called on people to “slaughter” Dutch legislator Geert Wilders, the report said.

The paper quoted the message as reading, “In the name of Allah, we ask you to bring us the head of this infidel who insults Islam and Muslims and ridicules the Prophet Mohammed.”

The message honoured Mohammed B., who murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh in 2004 for making a film critical of Islam, as a hero.

The forum also calls for the “terrorisation” of the Netherlands to prevent the controversial film from being shown.

“We, the Muslim people of the world, must fight against anyone who derides Islam. The Dutch do not want Muslims living in their country because they are afraid that Islam will destroy them,” the statement said.

Dutch news agency ANP reported that the Dutch National Anti-terrorism Coordinator’s office has confirmed the existence of the threat.

“We are monitoring everything very closely,” a spokesperson said. “We are taking everything into account in assessing the risk to Wilders,” he said.

Wilders is the leader of the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV) which has nine seats in the lower house of the Dutch parliament. He is a highly controversial figure in the Netherlands and often causes nationwide outrage with inflammatory remarks about Islam.

He said last year that the Koran is a “fascist” book and should be banned in the Netherlands.

The threat on the Internet was intercepted by US research agency SITE Intelligence Group, which also furnishes the Dutch government with information, De Telegraaf reported.

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