'We Will Not Be Intimidated': Dutch Politician Planning Muhammad Cartoon Expo
Sean Hannity said last night that champions of free speech are refusing to back down after being accused of provoking radical Islamists to attack the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.
One of the speakers at that event, Dutch politician Geert Wilders, is planning to stage a Muhammad cartoon expo in the Dutch Parliament.
Hannity asked Wilders if he is anti-Islam.
"Well, I'm certainly not anti-Muslim, but indeed I believe Islam is a threat to our civilization," Wilders replied. "I believe that our country is based on values that are based on Christianity and Judaism, and that Islam is really a threat to our freedom."
Wilders explained why people are offended by a Muhammad cartoon.
"For more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, Muhammad is a kind of role model, he's an example," he stated. "That's why every time somebody depicts or mocks Muhammad, Muslims get angry."
In responding to a question Hannity asked about Muhammad's life, Wilders said that Muhammad was a "terrorist."
"He's certainly not a role model to so many Muslims," Wilders said. "Muhammad, as a matter of fact, was a terrorist. He was a warmonger. He beheaded Jewish tribes ... I believe that if Muhammad would be alive today, he would be tried and convicted of terrorism."
Wilders remarked that people shouldn't be intimidated by Muslims who are offended by the Muhammad cartoons.
"If our reaction is that we should not make more cartoons or not accept them, the terrorists will win," Wilders said. "So we have to give them a signal that terrorism does not win. We will not be intimidated."
He added that is the reason why he presented the idea of a Muhammad cartoon expo in the Dutch Parliament.
"I want the Dutch Parliament to expose exactly the same exhibit—not to provoke, but to show the terrorists that if you make an attack, we will give you 10 times more cartoons of Muhammad," Wilders stated.
Watch more in the video above.
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