A question and answer session by Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders at a US college was cut short on Tuesday after ‘the tone of the event began to turn nasty’ and some of the several hundred students ‘began jeering’, news agency AP said on Wednesday.
Wilders had been invited to show his video compilation Fitna to students at Temple University in Philadelphia by a student body called Temple University Purpose. The trip was paid by the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center, AP said.
During his speech, Wilders stated that ‘our Western culture is far better than the Islamic culture and we should defend it.’
He also said a resolution co-sponsored by the US and Egypt deploring attacks on religions while insisting that freedom of expression remains a basic right was a ‘disgrace’ and criticised president Barack Obama for his efforts to extend a hand to the Islamic world, saying that such appeasement marks ‘the beginning of the end’, AP reported.
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