The maker of the controversial film Fitna, anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, is afraid that he might be arrested while travelling abroad following a ruling by a court in Jordan earlier this week, reports Friday’s Volkskrant.
A group calling itself The Messenger of Allah Unites Us has called for an international arrest warrant against Wilders accusing him of racism, inciting hatred and insulting Islam and Muslims, reports the paper. The group was also behind a call for a boycott of Dutch products in Jordan earlier this year.
According to the Volkskrant the Dutch foreign affairs minister Maxim Verhagen is aware of the possibility that Wilders may be arrested and has ordered an analysis of the risks facing the leader of the anti-immigration PVV party.
The anti-terrorism coordinator is also aware of the situation and is ‘fortunately taking it very seriously’, Wilders tells the paper. The risk of arrest limits his freedom of movement ‘hugely’ and makes it impossible to carry out his work as an MP, Wilders tells the Volkskrant.
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