EU parliament refuses screening of anti-Islam film

December 18th, 2008 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS  

Amsterdam, Dec 18 (DPA) The European parliament has refused to allow the screening of an anti-Islam short film in the European Union (EU) parliament building in Strasbourg.Geert Wilders, the maker of the film and leader of the Dutch anti-immigration Freedom Party (PVV), called the Wednesday’s decision “censorship”.

Wilders had been invited to show the film “Fitna” in the European parliament by British lawmaker Gerard Batten of the anti-European Independent Party.

“Fitna”, released on the internet March 27, attacks what rightwing leader believes is the spread of radical Islam and the “Islamisation” of the Netherlands.

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