Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Terrorist Expert: Government Concern over Quran Documentary Reflects Weakness

“The Dutch Government is insufficiently aware of how its messages are perceived by the Muslim world.” This was stated by Uri Rosenthal, the faction chairman of the Liberal Party in the Dutch Senate and a leading expert on terrorism. He said that by demanding that Wilders not broadcast his movie on the Quran, violence and incitement, the Government is ignoring the fact that this is perceived in Muslim countries as Government pressure without consequences and thus is a sign of weakness. Rosenthal added that the government shows further weakness by stating that it will hold PVV leader Wilders responsible for any violence if his documentary is broadcast. He thinks that Denmark’s firm position on the Mohammed cartoons issue is far more effective than that of the Dutch.

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