A screening of the controversial short film Fitna by anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders in the British parliament building has been scrapped following ‘vociferous’ protest by the country’s Muslim community, reports the Pakistan news agency APP.
The screening was to take place on January 29 at the House of Lords, said APP.
In a reaction Wilders told the Dutch news agency ANP: ‘This is very sad. It is yet more evidence that Europe is losing its freedom and bowing to Islamic pressure and protest’. It is not known who invited Wilders to show his film.
In December the European parliament also refused to allow Wilders’ to show his film on its premises. Fitna was released last March.
Last week an Amsterdam court ruled that Wilders should be prosecuted for inciting hatred.
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