Dutch Brace for Terror Before Koran Shredding

Right-wing pol vows to air anti-Muslim film
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2008 5:02 AM CST
Protesters demonstrate outside the editorial office of the local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda in Orebro, Sweden Friday Aug. 31 2007. They demanded an apology for a cartoon showing the prophet Muhammed...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.