Watch for the cascade of statements from moderate Muslim leaders denouncing Feiz Muhammad and declaring that while they might not like what Wilders says, they will defend to the death his right to say it. Honest Ibe? Brave Ahmed? Mr. Al-Marayati? Mr. Ahmed? Ms. Mattson? Ms. Lekovic? Anyone? Anyone? “Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician,” by Ben Berkowitz for Reuters, September 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A well-known Australian Muslim cleric has called for the beheading of Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, a newspaper said on Friday.
Wilders’ Freedom Party scored the biggest gains in June 9 polls and is currently negotiating to form a new minority government with the Liberals and Christian Democrats. Polls show Wilders would win a new election if one were called now….
De Telegraaf, the Netherlands’ largest newspaper, led its front page on Friday with a story on the speech by Feiz Muhammad.
The Sydney-born Muhammad has gained notoriety for, among other things, calling on young children to be radicalized and blaming rape victims for their own attacks.
The paper posted an English-language audio clip in which he refers to Wilders as “this Satan, this devil, this politician in Holland” and explains that anyone who talks about Islam like Wilders does should be executed by beheading.
De Telegraaf did not say when the speech was given but said it and the Dutch secret service both had copies. According to his website, Muhammad is based in Malaysia.
Wilders told Reuters it was “really terrible news” and that he was taking it seriously.
“I will ask for clarification from the Dutch minister of interior/justice why the secret service and anti-terrorism unit NCTb have not informed me before and what the consequences will be for me,” he said in an email….