Dutch Politician Calls Off Anti-Islam Cartoon Contest

AMSTERDAM — An anti-Is­lam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad Pbuh to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday.

Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Free­dom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”.

He claimed that not only his own life but the lives of all people of the Netherlands was in danger.

He added: “However, the safety and security of my fel­low countrymen comes first.”

Wilders also said his fight against Islam would continue and no threat could stop him.

Wilders, known for his anti-Islam stance, announced in June a contest to draw car­toons of Prophet Mohammad.

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