[Dutch] MP Geert Wilders was threatened with a suicide attack last week. Two young men reportedly planned to shoot the politician down and detonate a van full of explosives next to the politician. “Many innocent people were to die in the chaos.” [...] The initial, very concrete warning spoke about an attack planned for early February. Wilders would first be shot, and then a man would drive a white delivery van into the victim and detonate the 500 to 600 kilos of explosives in the vehicle.
The perpetrators reportedly got the explosives from a contact in the military. […] The person who called the hotline said that the perpetrators were not fundamentalists, but “just wanted revenge.”
A quote from NIS News, 14 February 2007:
If the Prophet Mohammed were living in the Netherlands today, he would have to be deported from the country. And if Muslims want to stay in the Netherlands, they must tear up and throw away half the Koran, says Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders. [...] Wilders concurs that he is “mad about Israel.” The only criticism he has of the country is that “I find Israel sometimes listens to Europe too much. It should have intervened in Lebanon much earlier. I am more inclined to consider that Israel does not go far enough than that it goes too far.”
Wilders, who is seen as an heir to murdered populist Pim Fortuyn and whose new party won nine seats out of the 150 in parliament in November elections, has warned of a “tsunami of Islamisation” in a country home to 1 million Muslims. [...] “You no longer feel that you’re living in your own country. There is a battle under way and we must defend ourselves. There will soon be more mosques than churches here.”
[...] Nasr Joemann, secretary for the Contact Organisation for Muslims and Government, said he planned to raise the demonisation of Islam with the new Dutch cabinet, expected to be finalised in the next week after months of coalition talks. “I don’t think this sort of comment from a member of parliament is good for integration or for relations between Muslims and non-Muslims but we don’t want to react to the content because we cannot take it seriously,” he said.