The Dutch government expects violent protests in response to an anti-Muslim film—said to include images of the Koran being shredded—that a right-wing lawmaker has vowed to make public this month. Geert Wilders, one of nine members of an extremist party in the Dutch lower house, aims to expose the Koran as a “source of inspiration for intolerance, murder and terror,” the Guardian reports.
Dutch counter-terrorism agencies are prepping security plans, and the country’s foreign minister has slammed Wilders. “Freedom of expression doesn’t mean the right to offend," he said. The Netherlands hopes to avoid a repeat of the Muslim backlash that followed the publication of controversial cartoons in a Danish newspaper.