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Twitter Suspends Dutch Politician for Attacking Islam, Prophet Mohammad

Mon 25 Apr 2022 | 07:30 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Twitter suspended the account of Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders for violating the platform's rules on hate speech and attacking Islam.

The platform has restricted Wilders' access to his account after he published a tweet addressed to Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif that attacked Islam

In the tweet, the Freedom Party (PVV) chairman denounced the "violence of the intolerant ideology called Islam". Wilders also claimed that the Pakistani citizens who have sent him death threats are "inspired by the fake prophet Mohammad".

No tweets have been sent from his account since Wednesday. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

On April 12, the controversial politician posted a video attacking Islam and Ramadan, with the incendiary captions; “Ramadan, not our culture, not our history, not our future,” “Stop Islamization,” and “Islam does not belong in the Netherlands.”

He captioned the post with “Stop Islam. Stop Ramadan. Freedom. No Islam.”

Many on Twitter were quick to express their disagreement. “Saying freedom, while not letting people believe in their religion,” one user replied.

“Freedom is not attacking others and their beliefs. Go learn about freedom and then talk,” another user said.