Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wilders: If Necessary, Break Relations with Jordan

In an article in the Volkskrant, Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party, calls King Abdullah II of Jordan an enlightened despot. This was his reaction to a complaint against him in a Jordanian court by 30 Jordanian organizations who claim that he has insulted the Prophet Mohammed. Jordan has also indicated that, if Wilders travels abroad, it may ask for his extradition by Interpol. Wilders has criticized the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs for not coming to his defense by summoning the Jordanian ambassador to tell him that such an action would be an attack on Dutch sovereignty.

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