THE HAGUE, 23/01/08 - A prominent Iranian parliamentarian has called on the Dutch government to prevent Dutch MP Geert Wilders from showing his Koran film.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, told Iranian press agency IRNA that if the film is screened in the Netherlands, it will "trigger extensive repercussions from Muslims throughout the globe."
"We expect the Dutch government to prevent screening of such a film. Otherwise, the Majlis deputies will call on the Iranian government to review its relations with the Netherlands," IRNA quoted him as saying.
Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Wilders announced in November he planned to release a 10-minute film on the Koran, which he considers is a fascist book. The film is expected to be broadcast shortly, possibly within a week, although Wilders said yesterday the film is not ready yet.
Wilders' anti-'Islamisation' party is in opposition and has nine of the parliament's 150 seats. INRA stated that "the Dutch government fears a repeat of the 2005 riots worldwide when Muslims protested cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper that blasphemed Prophet Mohammad". http://www.nisnews.nl/public/230108_1.htm