Sunday, May 18, 2014

Deputy Prime Minister: Saudi Boycott Threat Insane

Apparently, the Saudi government has told its Chambers of Commerce that Dutch companies will not be allowed to participate in future projects. Also, fewer visas will be given to Dutch businessmen and investors. This is a Saudi reaction to an anti-Islam sticker action from five months ago, by PVV leader Geert Wilders. He used the Saudi Arabian flag and printed on the stickers: “Islam is a Lie, Mohammed is a Criminal and the Koran is Poison.” Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher reacted by saying that this threat was insane. There is freedom of expression in the Netherlands and what Wilders says does not represent in any way the Dutch government’s opinion.

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